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Cost of Living Calculator in Great Falls, Montana

Soaring housing costs. Inflation on the rise. It’s hard to get by — and live the life you want. Great Falls is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the West, with easy access to unrivaled recreation, a thriving downtown, great schools and a strong economy. Want to see what it’s like? Check out our cost of living indicator.

Made in Montana May Monthly: Members in the News, Business Spotlight, Food and Beverage Show, Tik Tok

If it’s produced in Montana, it’s produced with pride.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 5-22-22

Fire Within was a huge success! Nearly 200 people joined in celebrating the 32 Aspire/Inspire Award Winners. Visit our website for the list of Aspire and Inspire Award winners. Thank you to The Fire Within event sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana and Alluvion Health. Watch our social media channels next week for features on each of the Inspire and Aspire winners. 

Dorsey & Whitney – Montana Mid-Year Employment Law Update – 2022 – 6/15 – Missoula

In this program, we’ll discuss a number of hot topics for Montana employers, including:

Changes to wrongful discharge laws in Montana and how to avoid potential liability
Legal challenges presented by remote workers
Performance management
Marijuana legislation and Montana employers

2022 Montana Housing Partnership Virtual Conference – June 14-15 – Online

The virtual 2022 Montana Housing Partnership Conference is coming up June 14-15. The conference is offering two days packed full of great content including 15 sessions and three great plenary sessions!

What does emotional intelligence mean for teams?

Teams can improve their emotional intelligence by being open about discomfort and encouraging direct communication and collaboration, writes Evan Watkins about research conducted by TalentSmartEQ. “Acknowledge that emotions are real and make an active effort to work with them, not against them,” Watkins writes.

Tech career training available at no cost – Montana Department of Labor and Industry

Partnering with Google, the Coursera online learning platform, and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), Montana’s Department of Labor & Industry is offering no-cost access to Google Career Certificates, online training in high-tech skills.

Prospera Summer Trainings Coming in 🔥Hot🔥

“With Prospera’s help, I was able to fulfill my dream of becoming a small-town eye doctor. I wouldn’t have been able to do all the things that I had done without Prospera—100%.”

Dr. Jessica Lemons, O.D.

Owner, Gallatin Valley Vision

Here’s How to Get Infrastructure Funds to Smaller Cities

A coalition of nonprofits is starting the Local Infrastructure Hub to help mayors of small and medium-sized U.S. cities compete for $1 trillion in federal funds.

Free Book from the Fed Aims to Highlight Effective Rural Development

Creating prosperity in small towns and rural areas will take renewed investment and changing the kinds of stories we tell about rural America.

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