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Friday Flash – Your Update from the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

Join us for the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation in Billings, Montana on April 26-28, 2020.

Economic advisers in north-central Montana gather to network, collaborate

“We are all here to help businesses and to improve Montana’s economy.”

Regional Innovation Strategies making $35 million available

EDA expects to award $26 million for the venture challenge, $5 million for the capital challenge, and $4 million for the industry challenge in this funding cycle.

Podcast – Who’s behind the movement to privatize America’s public lands

“I’m waiting for a kind of quiet revolution in conservative America to come to solving environmental problems in the future.”

States and the Fiscal Constraints Autonomous Vehicles May Bring

Driverless cars and trucks could provide many benefits, from safer highways to improved mobility, but widespread adoption could shrink the vehicle-related revenue streams that states rely on.

Montana 2020 Census Newsletter

Include Census Material At Your Events 

$26M in safety and infrastructure grants awarded to 17 Montana airports

This investment in Montana’s airports is part of a $520.5 million national investment in America’s airports that was announced on Wednesday by Secretary Chao.

Governor Bullock, Lt. Governor Cooney Launch Database to Connect Rural Communities with Funding Resources

“The Community Development Funding Database will help communities, especially in rural areas, fully take advantage of over 100 funding opportunities to revitalize downtown areas, implement broadband, update aging infrastructure, and more,” Governor Bullock said.

Budget Analysis: Proposal Would Gut Rural Housing and Development Programs

For the third year in a row, the Trump administration has proposed major cuts in key federal programs serving rural communities. The plan is unlikely to survive Congressional deliberation.

Prices for .com domains likely to jump thanks to Trump

Namecheap, the Internet Commerce Association, and others urged people to make their voice heard during ICANN’s public comment period, which closes on Feb. 14.