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What’s New in Civic Tech: Seattle Builds Benchmark Dashboard

Seattle has launched Performance Seattle, a new centralized dashboard where visitors can see what Seattle is doing to improve the quality of life in the city.

Seattle Joins the Rush to Slow Down Traffic on City Streets

The city plans to lower the speed limit on major roads to 25 mph in hopes of boosting safety, following similar moves in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. 

Grants Available to Help Agricultural Producers and Small Rural Businesses Develop and Market New Products

Veterans, socially-disadvantaged groups, beginning farmers and ranchers, operators of small and medium-sized family farms and ranches, and farmer and rancher cooperatives are given special priority.

U.S. Census Bureau Rolls Out Innovation Tools for 2020 Count

To supplement all of this, there is also a new website — — which is a content repository where people can share successful Census outreach strategies and advice with each other.

50 Best U.S. Cities for Starting a Business in 2020 – Boise is #5

What any business–and any city–can learn from the best places for startups in the U.S.

Statement of the Kalispell Chamber on the announcement of Flathead County termination of the transit agreement for Glacier National Park:

“We are concerned about the negative impacts the elimination of this shuttle service will have for visitation and accessibility to our largest tourism draw,” Joe Unterreiner, President/CEO of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitor Bureau

Montana 2020 Census Newsletter – Census Story of the Week

Now is the perfect time to include Census content into pre-existing communication and events. Do you have a holiday newsletter you send out, a giving tree, a festival, parade, food drive, or holiday party?

Arkansas Hopes Cybersecurity Task Force Increases Awareness

The new group, created through executive order, will focus on opportunities to advance education surrounding cybersecurity issues and careers, building on previous efforts to beef up the state’s defenses.

2020 Montana Housing Partnership Conference – 6/15-17 – Helena

The premier conference that brings together everyone from across the state who works with housing, healthcare, community development and revitalization, and human services.

It’s Time to End Single-Family Zoning

An article published by the Journal of the American Planning Association argues that single-family zoning “exacerbates inequality and undermines efficiency,” and should be eliminated entirely.


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