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Western Rural Development Center Annual Report 2023

National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals Annual Conference

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How the housing industry is working to stop energy efficient homes

“When things don’t go their way at the national level, then they turn to the state and local level. And when things don’t go their way there, they change the rules.”

Long-distance rail route through southern Montana garners another nod from feds

The Federal Railroad Administration identified 15 routes, including the North Coast Hiawatha, for new or restored passenger rail service.

Missoula County, Montana contract to provide guidance on converting sheds to housing

Some see the conversion of sheds into tiny houses, or accessory dwelling units, as a possible way to combat housing affordability. If done right, experts say the results can be budget friendly “and incredibly charming.”

Governor’s Housing Task Force – Meeting Notice March 8, 2024 – Zoom and Helena

The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss Assignment #2: Analysis that focused on housing development case study examples and other information with an emphasis on finding Common Themes and Key Factors.

BLDC February Newsletter – Business Recruitment Update

Last week BLDC, BSB, and the State of Montana hosted Cenate, a Norwegian company looking to set up operations in the US. Butte is currently in the running along with Richland, Washington for the placement of this facility.

MSU’s Montana Innovation Partnership adds new consultants for regional Montana technology companies

The three consulting firms will work with MTIP to support Montana companies applying for Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, and Small Business Technology Transfer, or STTR, funding by providing coaching, reviews and other assistance.

Arizona’s ‘Car-Free’ Community Takes Shape

Culdesac Tempe has been welcoming residents since last year.

City extends police department’s ‘life changing’ 4-day workweek pilot

The decision comes after the data shows that the 32-hour workweek resulted in faster emergency response times and cost savings