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Montana Supreme Court sides with state, not counties on school mills

The governor issued a statement in appreciation for the court bringing clarity to the issue, however counties are upset the court’s verdict would result in higher taxes.

Philanthropists Invest in Rural Workforce Training Programs

A partnership with Oregon STEM and its Spark Oregon earn-and-learn initiative helped pay for KEITH Manufacturing to employ four local high school interns for the summer.

Wild hogs in Canada threaten to invade Montana, Minnesota and North Dakota

These wild pigs are spreading out of control in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, posing a new threat to native species.

Software to tackle the US housing crisis

A platform is helping developers pinpoint areas with the best opportunities to build infill housing developments

Remote work beats out salary as the most important thing to employees

Flexjobs, a search site for remote jobs, surveyed over 8,000 workers, with 63% voting remote work as the most important thing in a job, narrowly beating out salary. In fact, two-thirds of respondents are willing to take a pay cut to work remotely, highlighting the demand for continued flexibility four years since the start of the pandemic.

Three New RFPs (UPDATED: Responses Due December 20, 2023) from GFDA – Brownfields Qualified Environmental Professional Services – Energy Production Market Assessment and Economic Development Strategy and Transportation and Logistics Assessment Strategy

Our mission is to grow diverse economic opportunities that enhance quality of life in the Great Falls Montana region.

Release of College of Veterinary Medicine Feasibility Study in Great Falls – 12/5 – Great Falls

At the event you will hear from our consultants, Tripp Umbach, meet leadership from Roseman University and other partners interested in the future of Veterinary Medical Education in Montana.

Bozeman, Montana Based MagDrive Technologies to Present Plan for Reducing Refinery Emissions by 62% during COP28 Climate Summit

MagDrive Technologies is the creator and leader of the magnetically actuated valve category. Based in Bozeman, Montana, MagDrive’s team is bringing true zero emission components to industries like oil and gas, energy, nuclear, aerospace, and cryogenics.

Missoula Community Visioning Workshops – 12/4, 12/6, 12/13 – Various locations in Missoula

These interactive events will feature brief presentations from City staff, facilitated small group discussions, and individual activities to capture input from the community. These events are an important first step in updating Missoula’s vision for future growth.

Term Sheet Basics – 12/14 – Hosted in-person in Utah and Idaho and broadcasted over Zoom.

Founders, don’t miss out! This in-depth discussion features expert insights on term sheets, including current market conditions where funders and founders are in agreement