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Montana State recognized for leadership in fostering economic growth, prosperity and innovation

“Our commitment to ensuring the university has a positive impact on talent, innovation and place is exemplified by this designation. We remain focused on working with communities across the state to improve their economic well-being and contribute in meaningful ways to their economic growth.” Alison Harmon, MSU vice president for research and economic development

GFDA Top Ten for 7-14-24

The City of Great Falls and Malmstrom AFB celebrated the opening of the Scheels Aim High Big Sky Aquatic and Recreation Center! The center features an 8 lane lap pool, recreation pool with water slide, lazy river, full court gym with basketball, volleyball and pickle ball, weight and cardio equipment, fitness rooms, party and programming spaces, and a lounge with fire place. Congratulations and THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this great addition to our community a reality!

Drive Electric Montana -7/16 – Bozeman (Looking to start a Missoula chapter if you’re interested)

I think we have enough here on this email to officially start one in Bozeman (the next chapter will likely be in Missoula). That being said, members don’t have to live in Bozeman, nor do they have to be EV drivers. If you are interested in helping or joining our Bozeman Chapter (or even if you’re not), please fill out this SHORT FORM even if you can’t make our first meeting. This way, I can have a list of who is or isn’t interested.

Missoula airport to seek year-round service to Chicago

According to the county, year-round service to Chicago would bring a number of benefits, from regional connectivity to tourism and hospitality. It also would provide and economic impact, the county said.

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What Job Seekers Can Learn from the Three Minute Thesis – It’ All About Knowing How To Tell A Story

The 3MT format teaches scholars how to distill complex ideas into simple, understandable language — a skill that is invaluable in navigating the job market in academia. Here’s how you can apply the principles of the 3MT competition to your job search in higher education:

Commerce Leaders Put Child Care Center Stage—The Same Day It Gets Sidelined At Presidential Debate

“If you want women there—and men there—we need to think more holistically about child care. It’s good for business and our economic competitiveness, and the lack of our care infrastructure is costing us dearly.”

BioScience under the Big Sky July 2024 Newsletter- Special Edition – Sharon Peterson May 28, 1940 – June 30, 2024

I am saddened to report the passing of Sharon Peterson, Founder and long-time Executive Director of the Montana BioScience Alliance.

Montana Dept. of Commerce Regional Meetings in Libby and Glasgow in Person and Online 7/24 and 8/1

The Montana Departments of Commerce and Public Health and Human Services are developing the State’s 2025-2029 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development and Fair Housing Equity Plan.

Prospera Pulse Networking Events

Monthly Member Meetups are Prospera’s signature networking event, bringing our members together for light fare, drinks, and meaningful business connections.

Biz to Biz – Strong Communities, Stronger Businesses

Join our vibrant community of entrepreneurs and gain access to powerful connections, expert guidance, warm leads, and a supportive network dedicated to helping your business thrive.