Montana Economic Development

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Not-so-remote areas with internet ‘black holes’ renew fight for broadband

Inadequate service in not-so-rural areas fuels a push for nonprofit solutions.

AT&T CEO seems confident industry can kill Biden’s municipal broadband plan

AT&T thinks 10Mbps uploads are enough

Sprawl is Not the Problem

“Let’s focus our energy on the people building the weak towns full of sprawl.”

USDA Seeks Applications to Strengthen Rural Cooperatives and Improve Economic Conditions in Montana’s Rural Areas

USDA is making $5.8 million in grants available under the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program to help improve economic conditions in rural areas through cooperative development.

Missoula fairgrounds director Emily Brock promoted to new county economic development job

“My work as director of the fairgrounds, particularly my oversight of the ambitious redevelopment of the facility, has been a pleasure,” she said. “I am excited to continue in that role and use my experience to lead additional economic and redevelopment projects for the county.”

Montana’s Broadband Opportunity

Congratulations to the Legislature for making the tough choices and hammering out a fair bill

Will You Be One of Three Lucky Attendees to Win MT Made Products? – 6/16 – 10AM Online

During this virtual event attendees will have a chance to present their company’s capabilities to their peers with a quick 30 second elevator speech.

Purdue University Global launches free course on remote work

The five-module, self-paced course is designed to be completed in five to seven hours. It will provide organizational employees and leaders with the knowledge and resources to effectively contribute in remote work contexts.

Montana med school clash revives for-profit vs. nonprofit flap

Montana is one of only four states without a medical school, making it fertile ground for one.

Montana prepping for burst of broadband expansion, with federal dollars

The money is from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), passed by Congress this March, without a single Republican vote.