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GFDA Top Ten for 10-1-23

We hosted two business delegations from outside the US interested in opportunities for investment and development in our region.

TED Talk – The secret to successfully pitching an idea

Have a great idea but sure how to sell it? Investor and teacher Mar Hershenson has you covered. Whether it’s sharing a new product with a client or vying for a promotion, these three steps will help you tell an irresistible story and get the “yes” you’re looking for.

Montana’s complicated relationship with tourists: Input sought

A 2020 study from the tourism institute found that, compared to pre-pandemic years, Montanans deemed visitors to be slightly less polite, less patient, less environmentally responsible and less sensitive to the “Montana way of life.”

Prospera Pulse – Montana Businesses Can Receive Grant Funding for Cybersecurity

Prosperity Party Silent Auction Now Open!

Do not need to be present to win.

How to Use the TechLink Technology Marketplace – Technology Available at No Cost

The marketplace is a robust resource for business innovators, offering over 7,000 federally developed technologies across a diverse range of industries and categories that meet both commercial and government needs.

Scientists Just Found a Way to Help Your Brain Work Like It’s 30 Years Younger – Use It Or Lose It…

New research suggests a simple way just about all of us can turn back the clock on our brains.

Montana Bioscience Cluster Survey & Upcoming Events

The Montana Bioscience Cluster Initiative (comprised of the following partners: Montana Bioscience Alliance, Montana World Trade Center, Montana Technology Enterprise Center, the University of Montana, Missoula Economic Partnership, and Swan Valley Medical) is the regional SBA RIC cluster for bioscience in Montana.

While at Google Campus, I Was Taught a Crucial Lesson That Many Learn the Hard Way – Startup success boils down to avoiding three common mistakes.

It wasn’t that you needed an incredibly disruptive idea, a massive amount of capital, a big network, or a fancy degree to build a successful startup. Sure, all of these would help, but there was something else founders needed. 

“Revitalize, or Die” – Montana Downtown & Main Street Conference – 10/18-20 – Great Falls

This conference is intended for downtown district promoters, downtown district board members, elected officials, city staff and planners, architects and engineers, property owners, business owners, chambers of commerce and anyone interested in promoting and revitalizing downtowns and Main Streets.

Best Internet Providers in Montana – What has been your experience? Add your comments below.

Montana has no great reputation for fast, reliable and affordable internet. Ookla’s Speedtest data ranks it way down in 49th place among the states (and Washington DC), with only Wyoming and Alaska coming in behind Montana. However, most city dwellers can still access decent broadband speeds.