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5 questions emotionally intelligent leaders ask themselves every day

Emotionally intelligent leaders helm more motivated, happier workforces. And they do it by asking themselves these questions.

Employees are quitting, sometimes without other offers. What can companies do to retain staff?

For businesses looking to retain those workers, it will probably take more than simply raising wages to prevent a rush to the exits, according to a study released Wednesday by management consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program to see big changes. Here’s what you need to know.

“Given the changes in the Covid EIDL maximum loan amount, eligibility, and increased outreach to industries that have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic (for example, restaurants, hotels, gyms, travel and tourism), SBA expects an increase in the number of applications submitted and average loan size,” the SBA said.

City Council targets Missoula Redevelopment Agency for changes; strays from economic development to housing and daycare

City Council members once described it as one of the most powerful economic development tools available to municipalities in Montana. But the changes appear to take a different tact, inspired by what some on City Council described as targeted opposition to the program in general.

Montana panel backs $22 million investment in job training

The Department of Commerce recommended spending $10 million for training grants to businesses.

All state workers in Montana back to the office, amid Covid-19 surge

Starting Tuesday, all state employees had to be at their “pre-Covid 19 work sites,” rather than working at home – unless they have a special exemption.

Made in Montana Trade Show features Montana goods, connects buyers and sellers September 10-11

The 2021 Made in Montana Trade Show kicks off Friday at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds in Helena. The 125 vendors from 52 Montana towns and cities are traveling to this year’s show.

Some possible new Congressional districts for Montana – and the politics to go with them

Joe Lamson, one of two Democratic members of the five-member commission that will decide the boundary by November, says a goal should be to create one “competitive” district – where a Democratic and Republican candidate each have a legitimate chance to win.

Economic Affairs Interim Committee – 9/22 – 9AM – Room 102, State Capitol, and Zoom

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee will adopt its final work plan, conduct administrative rule review, and determine the scope of each of its assigned studies. Members will also hear from the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, the Cannabis Control Division, the Montana State Fund, and the State Auditor’s Office.

Businesses Sue Montana Secretary Of State Over Duplicate License Charges

Former Secretary of State Corey Stapleton was still in office in 2020 with Jacobsen being second-in-command.