Montana's Tech Hub Effort

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BUSINESS BRIEF: Headwaters Tech Hub Letter from Grant Kier of Missoula Economic Partnership

The Headwaters Tech Hub (HTH) recognizes and seeks to extend our region’s leadership in photonic sensing, accelerate our ability to commercialize technologies at scale, and increase our ecosystem’s technology footprint into sectors vital to the national and economic security of the United States.

CyberMontana Advances University of Montana’s Mission to be Cybersecurity Hub for Treasure State

CyberMontana offers Montanans access to K-12 cyber education, hosts STEM summer camps for aspiring cyber professionals, security awareness training, as well as supports UM’s cybersecurity degree programs.

This is why immigration in the U.S. is so vital to our future. How, where, and why Montana became the grayest state in the West

People like to talk about new technologies and innovations, because that’s fun. Demographics aren’t fun. But they’re going to be as important, if not more, to overall economic growth than most innovations over the coming decades.

Montana Innovation Partnership at MSU to host virtual conference March 7

The conference aims to connect Montana and regional entrepreneurs who are working on advanced technology with information that can aid in commercializing new research, said Ann Peterson, program director of MSU’s Montana Innovation Partnership. 

Montana topped the country in wage growth for 2023

“Montana is growing; it’s growing in terms of output, in wages, in population. Exactly what’s driving it requires more refined analysis.”

9 Ways Manufacturers Can Develop More Sustainable Products

There are several methodologies and strategies product development teams are adopting to become greener, reduce waste production, and develop products or services that are more sustainable

Montana Photonics is Amazing – Video

Last week, at the Montana Chamber’s Business Days at the Capitol, MEDA member, Brit Fontenot led an excellent discussion on the photonics cluster in Montana. Check out the discussion

January 2024 Montana Manufacturing News

In recent months, we’ve reported positive news about the state of manufacturing in Montana. For example, the 2023 Montana Manufacturing Report documented strong increases in the number of manufacturing firms, the number of workers, and the wages they earn.

Montana State awarded grant to boost high-performance computing capacity

The upgrade will roughly double current computation capacity and increase computing performance for some workloads tenfold, he said. 

Governor Gianforte Appoints Director of Commerce

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Green brings extensive leadership experience from the private and public sectors. Green has a strong background in economic development, serving as executive director of Two Rivers Economic Development Authority and as a leader with the Montana Economic Developers Association.