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The mission of the State Information Technology Services Division is to provide standardized, strategic, secure, and state-of-the art information technology to advance the efficiency and delivery of government services to citizens.

Can a green economy boom town be built to last?

The electric vehicle boom is something of a microcosm for the larger transition to a low-carbon economy: As governments and investors funnel hundreds of billions of dollars into green industries, there is certain to be an initial jolt. But will it last?

Why Making Entrepreneurship a Community Priority Is Key to America’s Economic Recovery

As the U.S. celebrates Small Business Week, the time is ripe to take a fresh look at the critical role that business owners will play in the post-covid economic recovery–and how best to support and foster entrepreneurship.

Internet funding rule could favor rural areas over cities

Some want the Treasury to define underserved areas as anything less than download and upload speeds of 100 Mbps.

Gov. Gianforte Invests $6 Million to Strengthen Montana’s Workforce

“Helping Montanans acquire the in-demand skills needed to fill good-paying jobs is a top priority,” Gov. Gianforte said.

Billings is the first city in Montana to receive a fiber-optic network as construction starts

“TDS is modernizing and expanding the infrastructure here and the company is bringing services that will greatly help our businesses and residences,” said Cole. “Another choice for internet, TV and phone services is great news for our community. This fiber network will help us build an even stronger economy.”

Montana Department of Commerce – CDBG Housing, Community Facility, Public Facility Grant Application Deadline Extended

Based on public input, the Montana Department of Commerce has decided to extend the deadline for the CDBG Community Facility, Public Facility and Housing grant applications deadline from September 15, 2021, at 5:00 pm to October 28, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

President Biden announces new vaccine mandates that could cover 100 million Americans – Montana Governor Gianforte promises to fight mandate

The President directed the Labor Department to require all businesses with 100 or more employees ensure their workers are either vaccinated or tested once a week. Companies could face thousands of dollars in fines per employee if they don’t comply.

Doing Business with the States of MN, ND & SD – 9/14 – Zoom

This workshop will provide an overview and details about contracting with the states of Minnesota, North and South Dakota. Topics to be covered include an overview of each state’s purchasing practices, where the dollars come from, how the dollars can be spent, how to get registered as a vendor, where to find business opportunities, and what the state expects of its contractors.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration Announces Over $5 Billion in Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Funding Requests

The volume of requests demonstrates the significant need to expand access to and adoption of broadband service on tribal lands.

Montana Department of Labor & Industry touts economic rebound

Department of Labor & Industry economists cite childcare access, housing costs and the continuing pandemic as ongoing challenges for Montana workers and businesses amid the state’s tight labor market.