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Montana Governor Gianforte administration proposes rule change to let employers take on more apprentices

Registered apprenticeships combine classroom instruction with paid on-the-job training under an employer’s supervision. The Montana Department of Labor and Industry says 2,600 apprentices have been active this year, in 85 different occupations.

Is your state ready to handle the influx of federal funds for expanding broadband?

The US$42.5 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program, known as BEAD, requires each state to generate a five-year action plan laying out how it will use the funds, including a process for prioritizing locations that are classified as “unserved” or “underserved.”

There’s $2B for Broadband on Reservations. It Won’t Be Enough

The recently approved US infrastructure law aims to close the digital divide for Native peoples. But the demand far outstrips the money allocated.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 12-5-21

Here is our Top 20 for this week celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy — Montana’s Golden Triangle. And, sharing business resources and skill-building opportunities to empower your success.

Montana’s Big Sandy Organics Embarks on Major Expansion!

“The money from this contract allows us to pursue and develop other local products and partnerships. This will not only expand our business but have a tremendous impact on our partners.”

Thomas Dillworth
Big Sandy Organics

Early Care and Education Facilities Workshop – Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming –

Join the discussion on Tuesday, December 14, and hear from ECE providers, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), child care facility developers, and public sector leaders about innovative facility initiatives and projects in the Mountain and Upper Plains region. Come share your ideas on how cross-sector partnerships and public policy could improve ECE facility development.

USDA Invests $388 Thousand in Climate-Smart and Resilient Infrastructure for People in Rural Montana

Investments Will Make Rural Communities More Energy Independent and Resilient

Rise & Restore Small Business Summit – April 7th – Fairmont , April 12th – Sidney, April 14th – Billings

Through out the day attendees will have the opportunity to attend multiple breakout sessions at each location including QuickBooks, Getting your business on google, Marketing and Human Resources, just to name a few on the agenda. This live in-person event will be focused on Covid recovery and where we go from here.

Rise & Restore Small Business Summit – April 7th – Fairmont , April 12th – Sidney, April 14th – Billings

Through out the day attendees will have the opportunity to attend multiple breakout sessions at each location including QuickBooks, Getting your business on google, Marketing and Human Resources, just to name a few on the agenda. This live in-person event will be focused on Covid recovery and where we go from here.

Rise & Restore Small Business Summit – April 7th – Fairmont , April 12th – Sidney, April 14th – Billings

Through out the day attendees will have the opportunity to attend multiple breakout sessions at each location including QuickBooks, Getting your business on google, Marketing and Human Resources, just to name a few on the agenda. This live in-person event will be focused on Covid recovery and where we go from here.