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Rethinking childcare with MyVillage’s Erica Mackey and Elke Govertsen – A New Angle Podcast

This week we learn all about a market that very likely befuddles many of you – childcare.

5 ways cities can drive sustainable innovation

For cities to be digital and equitable, we need to shift from disruptive to inclusive innovation — but the disruptive model seems to still be the baseline.

Montana Featured in United Airlines’ September Hemispheres Magazine

“Montana has long been recognized as a great tourism destination for a long time, but what has been a little bit nascent in the story about Montana is that we’re actually a great place to do business too,” Ken Fichtler, chief business development officer at the Governor’s office of Economic Development, says in the magazine.

Despite Business Vacancies, Evergreen, Montana Confident in Economic Potential

“It does give a feeling of total vacancy,” Montana West Economic Development President Jerry Meerkatz said.

Downtown Missoula Host Site for 2019 Montana Downtown & Main Street Conference – 10/23-25

The theme of the annual conference is Seen and Unseen: Community Vision & Resources.

Dorsey eUpdate: NLRB Adopts “Contract Coverage” Standard to Apply to an Employer’s Unilateral Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment

A recent decision by the National Labor Relations Boardmakes it easier for employers to change workplace rules without discussing the change with the union representing their employees.

Netflix co-founder and NOLS Board member Marc Randolph: Luck isn’t about chance—it’s about preparation

As the ancient Roman philosopher Seneca put it, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

Vision 2019 University of Montana Research, Innovation & Imagination

The real joy in seeing our research portfolio grow is the amazing research and creative outcomes of those projects and the impact they have — both socially and economically — on our region and state.

Great Falls Downtown Visioning Charrette – 10/2

Join Neighbors, Developers, Property Owners, Resource Providers, and more on Wednesday, October 2nd for a visioning session on what we hope our downtown can be!

You’re going where? Missoula

With mountains to hike, rivers to fish and paths to bike, there are plenty of reasons to visit this heavenly former mill town.


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