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Request for Proposals 56Strong Program Facilitator Nine Month contract

The contractor will serve as the lead facilitator and coordinator for
planning and implementing this new state-wide program. The ideal candidate would be
considered warm, welcoming, and a connector.

Export trainings available from ExportMontana at the Montana Department of Commerce

As the world of international trade continues to be somewhat uncertain, perhaps you’re thinking now would be a good time to learn more about exporting, research new markets, tweak the website, etc. Below are some trainings, both live and on-demand, that can help with your needs.

America’s ‘unworkable’ childcare system is crippling our economy, Treasury says

Years of market failures have made decent childcare unobtainable for many families.

Link Up Business Accelerator for Women – October 5 and 19 | November 2, 16, 30 | December 7

Take your business to the next level by connecting with others and focusing on skills to help you accomplish your goals. Get to know other female business owners and learn from a community of new and established entrepreneurs. Carve out this valuable time for introspection about your business and growth as a leader.

Montana Photonics Industry Alliance Hosts The 21st Coherent Laser Radar Conference (CLRC) – 6/26-7/1 – Big Sky, Montana

The conference serves as a biannual forum for the exchange of current and future developments within the field of coherent laser radar (lidar) and wind lidar including direct detection wind lidar.

Big Sky Economic Development Annual Meeting- 10/7 – Billings, Montana

Remarkable Builders, Celebrating Entrepreneurs will open with the BSED Board Chairs recapping the accomplishments of the prior fiscal year, followed by the Executive Director Unveiling the 2021 Annual Report and FY 22 Strategic Priorities. To conclude the meeting, we will bring you distinguished legacy entrepreneurs within the community to share their journey as entrepreneurs and the businesses they have created that drive our unique economy and make us economically resilient.

Great Falls Development Authority is working on a new regional economic development strategy

The first step in the process is to hear from the people who live and work in Great Falls.

A listening session will be held on September 15th to discuss strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the Great Falls economy.

Want Renewable Energy? Plan on joining USDA’s Webinar. – 9/16 – 1:30 – Online

Want to know how USDA’s Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) can help you build back, better and stronger?

Can a green economy boom town be built to last?

The electric vehicle boom is something of a microcosm for the larger transition to a low-carbon economy: As governments and investors funnel hundreds of billions of dollars into green industries, there is certain to be an initial jolt. But will it last?

Why Making Entrepreneurship a Community Priority Is Key to America’s Economic Recovery

As the U.S. celebrates Small Business Week, the time is ripe to take a fresh look at the critical role that business owners will play in the post-covid economic recovery–and how best to support and foster entrepreneurship.