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Gallatin County Commission advances high-speed internet project

The commission this week unanimously approved moving on to a public hearing for Bozeman Fiber’s proposal of an expansive fiber optic internet cable project. Money for the project would come from $65 million worth of bonds that the county would issue on the company’s behalf.

Governor Gianforte Touts Montana’s Business-Friendly Climate on Kalispell Visit

Governor promotes fewer regulations and encourages competitive business environment at Sept. 14 chamber of commerce luncheon

A new law in Maine requires large companies to pay for recycling packaging waste

This month, Maine passed a law that makes companies pay for the packaging waste they create, and nearly a dozen states are now on track to follow suit.

Export trainings available from ExportMontana at the Montana Department of Commerce

As the world of international trade continues to be somewhat uncertain, perhaps you’re thinking now would be a good time to learn more about exporting, research new markets, tweak the website, etc. Below are some trainings, both live and on-demand, that can help with your needs.

America’s ‘unworkable’ childcare system is crippling our economy, Treasury says

Years of market failures have made decent childcare unobtainable for many families.

Cities plan to use new law to block large private investors from housing market

Large private investors are increasing their footprint in many housing markets in North America, prompting a variety of policy responses.

Many Rural Regions Finding More Reasons to Fasttrack EV Infrastructure

The electric vehicle revolution turned out to be more of a slow, but inevitable transition. Creating the infrastructure to lure the EV traffic could be a crucial economic decision for many rural areas dependent on tourism and drive-through visitors.

Want Renewable Energy? Plan on joining USDA’s Webinar. – 9/16 – 1:30 – Online

Want to know how USDA’s Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) can help you build back, better and stronger?

Technology Policy Institute Launches Broadband Map

The Technology Policy Institute launched a new broadband map intended to help policymakers and others make evidence-based decisions, including how to best implement, evaluate, and take advantage of new infrastructure programs.

Consider the value of your public school in your Montana community

I learned that the politics surrounding the anger in our country, mostly focused on COVID-19 and its harsh impact on our lives, has been staged in Montana and with propaganda driven by entities outside of Montana and social media.