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Nation’s First Chief Growth Officer on Reimagining Michigan

The former Rust Belt state is betting its future on a sought-after natural resource — people — guided by one person in particular. Hilary Doe, the first state chief growth officer anywhere, discusses what’s next.

10 negative body language signals to avoid in your next meeting  

When you consciously choose how to show up, it transforms meetings from mere discussions into powerful platforms for connection.

To help fund roads, Washington state lawmakers eye fee on delivery of online purchases

New revenue options are needed as gas tax collections lag behind rising maintenance costs. “This is not a done deal,” says the leader of Senate transportation panel.

Number of job openings has declined sharply in every state

At the height of the labor shortage in 2022, there were two job openings per job seeker. As of April, the ratio was down to 1.2 openings per person.

Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun road opens for 2024 season

Visitors can access Logan Pass both from West Glacier and St. Mary entrances.

US Hwy 93: Missoula to Florence Corridor Study- 6/25 – Lolo, Montana

This study is investigating the best possible improvements to enhance safety, support growth within the area, and provide an improved travel experience for drivers. June engagement opportunities are the second of three phases, where RPA will present initial solutions for the corridor before finalizing recommendations to MDT later this year.

GFDA Top Ten for 6/23/24

The Montana Innovation Partnership is offering a number of trainings and an accelerator program for companies interested in pursuing Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.

Dept. of Commerce allocated $8M to 16 Montana economic development organizations to support Montana economic growth

The grant, funded through the Big Sky Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund Grant Program, provides funding to Montana businesses in local economies.

Nationwide Women’s STRIKE (Wear Red) Expected on Monday – June 24 – SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!

The organizers are calling for supporters to wear red, stay home from work and school, and not spend any money unless it’s at a women-owned business. The movement is calling for equal rights, reproductive freedom and the end of gender-based violence.

Colorado Passes New Broadband Laws, Takes Aim At Landlord Monopolies

Colorado has been a key player in the municipal broadband space, and is home to several major municipal broadband deployments (from Longmont’s Nextlight to Fort Collins’ Connexion) that have been proven inspirational to municipalities across the country.