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Minneapolis Federal Reserve

Tell the Minneapolis Fed: Current conditions at your organization

We are partnering with state and local chambers of commerce, economic development associations, and other business groups in each state to collect your feedback.

Biden Announces His Broadband Plan—and ISPs Will Hate It

Municipally owned networks, nonprofits, and cooperatives would play a major role in the expansion pitched by Biden.

Why universal childcare is the crucial infrastructure the economy needs

The U.S. lags behind many other countries in both paid leave and accessible childcare, and it’s costing women and hurting the economy.

60 Minutes – Military programs aiming to end pandemics forever

Bill Whitaker reports on the Pentagon projects that helped combat COVID-19 and may help end pandemics forever.

Counties Need Good Recreation Economy Data to Secure Necessary Funding

Better quality data could mean more funding for recreation counties.

Lawmakers Should Allow Sidewalk Delivery Robots to Stay

The use of robots from companies like Starship Technologies for last-mile deliveries skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and legislators would do well to make them easier to deploy on city sidewalks.

NASA provides $45 million boost to U.S. small businesses

Three-hundred and sixty five small business proposals were selected for SBIR and STTR programs based on technical merit and commercial potential, including six composite companies.

DOE Awards $110 Million to Small Businesses Pursuing Scientific, Clean Energy, and Climate Solutions

102 Projects Across America will Receive Seed Funding to Launch New Ideas to Market That Will Create Jobs

Montana Legislature proposes reducing funds to government agencies with COVID-19 regulations stricter than the state’s

The bill states “the amount of the grant is reduced by 20% if that local government or any of its authorized agents have issued health regulations related to COVID-19 that are more strict than those imposed by the state.”

Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority April Board Meeting – 4/14 – 11:30AM – Online

Establishing the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority via joint resolution is the first step to reestablish passenger rail across the state.