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Why Google, General Mills and other companies are ending on-site childcare

America has a legacy of treating childcare far more as a private-market good like a gym membership or pet care than a societal obligation like public school or parks.

Western Rural Development Center Annual Report 2023

National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals Annual Conference

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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.

Black-owned business (Bestie Bottle) owner Akono Hite discusses entrepreneurial journey in Missoula, Montana (Video)

Our GOAL is to offer affordable and innovative products to the dog community that will give you peace of mind knowing that your dog’s needs are well taken care of.

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.

Hybrid Work Becomes the ‘New Normal’ for Flathead Tech Companies

As local businesses adopt hybrid remote work models popularized by the pandemic, other business leaders prefer the return of in-office structures

How to Train Your Managers for the New World of Work Without Breaking the Bank

Your managers need to be prepared for this year’s unique challenges. Here’s how small businesses can think about impactful — and cost-effective — manager training.

How to adopt the “bricolage” mindset that supercharged Google

Gmail, which now has 425 million users, was originally a side project of one Google employee, Paul Buchheit.

Montana Dept. of Commerce extends cybersecurity grant application deadline

Montana businesses can receive up to $8,000 to assess cybersecurity readiness and monitor security equipment and programs.

Anaconda, Montana turns the page on its environmental disaster

From 1884 to 1981, copper ore processed in Anaconda helped electrify the nation, and made coins, car radiators, air conditioning systems and other machines.