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Columbia Falls, Montana Receives Department of Commerce Grant

The economic development grant is expected to create 70 jobs and generate nearly $6 million in investment for Columbia Falls

How States Can Gird for the Coming Fights Over Taxing Digital Ads

Maryland is leading the way, but its new levy faces plenty of pushback in the courts and Congress. States that want to follow suit should act quickly to craft viable uniform model legislation.

Former Department of Revenue Director and Missoula Mayor Mike Kadas: Rushed tax bill will result in uncertain and regressive outcomes

State legislators are rushing a massive overhaul of our income tax system through the legislature at the last minute. Senate Bill 399 would cost the state millions in revenue and result in one in five Montanans paying more in income taxes.

Senator Tester Pushes for Robust Resources for Military Research in First Hearing as Defense Chair

Chairman Tester: “when it comes to federal funding priorities, few things are more important than innovation and research”

The FCC wants you to test your internet speeds with its new app

The FCC Speed Test App could help the agency correct its data

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.