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TED Talk – A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow

What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? “Like a doughnut,” says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening talk, she explains how we can move countries out of the hole — where people are falling short on life’s essentials — and create regenerative, distributive economies that work within the planet’s ecological limits.

Federal railroad officials in Missoula boost hopes of Hiawatha line – Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

According to the analysis, the route would span more than 2,300 miles and take roughly 50 hours between Chicago and Seattle. It would serve 44 stations, including 11 stations in small communities, and add service to 19 existing Amtrak stations.

Want to go back in time? Visit a school where cellphones are banned.

Maybe they’re not learning to regulate their phone use. But they are learning that sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to have someone else take it out of your hands.

Common economic myths, debunked

Well, the truth isn’t so simple. Today on the show: economic mythbusting. We take three factoids about the American economy and run them through the fact checkers.

View the agenda and register for the 2024 EDD Wealth Creation Summit: Building Equitable Regional Economies – 7/31 – 8/2 – Greenville, SC

Network with peers to learn about doing economic development differently using the Wealth Creation framework. Panel sessions and training workshops will be offered on a range of topics, as well as a mobile workshop to the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

President Biden’s Investing in America agenda helps thousands of small businesses access investment opportunities

The Investing in America economic agenda has fueled a historic nationwide Small Business Boom, with the first, second, and third strongest years of new business applications on record occurring in President Biden’s first three years in office. New Census data shows that the United States has exceeded 17 million new business applications filed since 2021 – including 73,000 in Montana.

How the ‘Housing Trap’ Keeps Housing Unaffordable

The financialization of housing uncouples housing prices from local supply and demand. Fixing this requires a new approach.

New Report: Neighborly Networks – Vermont’s Approach to Community Broadband

In partnership with the Benton Institute for Broadband and Society, today ILSR releases a new report examining how the state of Vermont is supercharging its telecommunications infrastructure efforts to reach the unconnected by puttings its weight behind community broadband-driven efforts.

Can Cohousing Solve the Housing Crisis and Loneliness Epidemic?

This model is called cohousing: Residents own their private units, but share extensive common spaces. They commit to regular community activities, like meals, and manage the building together.

Survey: More college grads want to work in government – Opportunities in Montana – City and State

Perhaps surprising—but good news for government—is that students identified job stability as their top priority.