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A Governor’s Guide to Building State Science and Technology Capacity

Today’s state leaders face two economic challenges: to maintain national leadership in job and wealth creation and to compete successfully in a global economy. The key to both of these goals is innovative capacity. A…

A Governor’s Guide to Creating a 21st-Century Workforce

This report describes state policies and programs that help build the workforce needed for today’s jobs and business leadership. Contact: Martin Simon Employment & Social Services Policy Studies This report describes state policies and programs…

USDA to Launch Agricultural Innovation Centers (Will Montana make a presentation?)

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold a meeting July 31 to get public input for the design and implementation of the new Agricultural Innovation Center Demonstration Program. Created…

THE 2002 STATE NEW ECONOMY INDEX-Benchmarking Economic Transformation in the States

At the dawn of the 21st century, Americans are inventing a New Economy. Yesterday’s industrial order is giving way to a more complex, dynamic and dispersed economy shaped by information technologies, global markets and new…

Panel drafts plans for 10% cuts in income taxes

A Martz administration advisory council recommended Wednesday lowering state individual income taxes by 10 percent, cutting top marginal tax rates from 11 percent to 6.9 percent and capping how much in federal taxes Montanans can…

$418,560 awarded from commerce economic action program to stabilize fire impacted rural areas

Eleven Montana entities will receive $418,560 in U.S. Forest Service National Fire Plan (Title IV) funds from the Montana Department of Commerce Economic Action Program (EAP). Projects Located in Fergus, Flathead, Judith Basin, Lake, Lewis…

Survey shows Ravalli county wages ‘dead last’

Ravalli County’s Economic Development Authority is set to unveil the results of an area economic needs assessment in the coming weeks and, though not yet compiled in report form, members said there are some surprising…

USDA funds variety of rural projects

BOZEMAN – Economic and community-development projects in rural Montana will receive $174,665 in grants and $925,000 in loans, says Tim Ryan, state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. "These projects help invest…

Grant for small diameter wood projects and 2000 fire impact

$248,656 AVAILABLE FROM COMMERCE ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS FOR COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY FIRES 2000 Guidelines Available at http://commerce.state.mt.us or e-mail [email protected]. Helena, MT – July 10, 2002 –Effective immediately the Montana Department of…

An Economic Engine Nobody Had Imagined

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Twenty years ago this fading mill town faced its own mortality. The minimum-wage jobs stitching blue denims were disappearing fast and when Mayor Joe Knox convened the first meeting of a new…