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Nation’s First Chief Growth Officer on Reimagining Michigan

The former Rust Belt state is betting its future on a sought-after natural resource — people — guided by one person in particular. Hilary Doe, the first state chief growth officer anywhere, discusses what’s next.

10 negative body language signals to avoid in your next meeting  

When you consciously choose how to show up, it transforms meetings from mere discussions into powerful platforms for connection.

Number of job openings has declined sharply in every state

At the height of the labor shortage in 2022, there were two job openings per job seeker. As of April, the ratio was down to 1.2 openings per person.

GFDA Top Ten for 6/23/24

The Montana Innovation Partnership is offering a number of trainings and an accelerator program for companies interested in pursuing Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.

Dept. of Commerce allocated $8M to 16 Montana economic development organizations to support Montana economic growth

The grant, funded through the Big Sky Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund Grant Program, provides funding to Montana businesses in local economies.

Nationwide Women’s STRIKE (Wear Red) Expected on Monday – June 24 – SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!

The organizers are calling for supporters to wear red, stay home from work and school, and not spend any money unless it’s at a women-owned business. The movement is calling for equal rights, reproductive freedom and the end of gender-based violence.

How the Savannah Bananas Hire _Truly Inspirational – Could your organization do it better than how it does it now?

Write your future resume (What do you expect that you will  have accomplished in life in 20 years?)

Colorado Passes New Broadband Laws, Takes Aim At Landlord Monopolies

Colorado has been a key player in the municipal broadband space, and is home to several major municipal broadband deployments (from Longmont’s Nextlight to Fort Collins’ Connexion) that have been proven inspirational to municipalities across the country.

Taiwan, Montana seek to build cooperation in photonics, quantum industries

The state of Montana has one of the highest per capita concentrations of optics, photonics, and quantum computing companies in the U.S., including an industrial cluster with leading technologies in self-driving, drone detection and applied defense detection systems, according to the office.

Abundant, Affordable, Climate-Friendly Homes: What Part 1 of the National Definition of a Zero Emissions Building Means for Housing

This week, the US Department of Energy (DOE) finalized Part 1 of a national definition of a zero emissions building, focused on operational carbon emissions.