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TechLink helps the Department of Defense to commercialize leading-edge new technology by partnering DoD labs with private sector companies for technology licensing, transfer, and research and development

Internet funding rule could favor rural areas over cities

Some want the Treasury to define underserved areas as anything less than download and upload speeds of 100 Mbps.

GFDA invites public participation in economic development strategy meeting Wednesday – 9/15 –

Brett Doney said the department tweaks their strategic plan every year, but said it’s important to start with a clean slate every once and a while, especially when there’s been major economic disruptions in the world.

Gov. Gianforte Invests $6 Million to Strengthen Montana’s Workforce

“Helping Montanans acquire the in-demand skills needed to fill good-paying jobs is a top priority,” Gov. Gianforte said.

Polson business wins Retailer of the Year Award at 2021 Made in Montana Tradeshow

“It’s small business owners like Carol at handMADE Montana who highlight the very best of Montana-made handcrafted goods while providing a supportive platform for local artisans,” said Montana Department of Commerce Director Scott Osterman.

New federal vaccination mandate could complicate things for Montana hospitals

“I think it’s very clear if it can go into effect, it will make things safer,” said Dr. Pam Cutler, president of the Montana Medical Association. “It will make life more complicated in Montana, where this is a controversial topic, but it will make things safer for patients and employees.”

Officials say collaboration key to managing Bozeman, Gallatin County growth during MSU panel

It’s obvious that Bozeman and Gallatin County are growing. But the question isn’t how to stop it, it’s how to manage it.

This new mixed-income housing complex comes with its own farm

The 361-unit complex will also have enough land to produce 20,000 pounds of produce a year, available at a discount to residents.

Biotech company Novoron to open Missoula branch in pursuit of cure for spinal injuries

Dr. Travis Stiles, president and CEO of Novoron, described the company as a biotech firm that spun out of the University of California-San Diego. The company is working on ways to regenerate nerves in the spinal cord and treat other disorders in the central nervous system.

Billings is the first city in Montana to receive a fiber-optic network as construction starts

“TDS is modernizing and expanding the infrastructure here and the company is bringing services that will greatly help our businesses and residences,” said Cole. “Another choice for internet, TV and phone services is great news for our community. This fiber network will help us build an even stronger economy.”

Whitehall, Montana Community Library sets up new business resource center

Thanks to a grant given by Montana Libraries SPARK, the library opened a business resource center to help new and established owners find the information they need as quickly as possible.