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Meeting our Economic Needs Together- Webinar on Housing Cooperatives – 6/11 – 2:00PM to 3:30PM

Presenters will be Katie Biggs, Marketing & Resource Development Manager for NeighborWorks Montana, and Julie Foster, Executive Director for Ravalli County Economic Development Authority.

MEDA Remote Worker Group Call @ Thu Jun 4, 2020 11:15am – 12:15pm (MDT)

The MEDA working group is collaborating to develop marketing and information to encourage these workers to consider Montana and build a support network for teleworkers. 

Montana Ag Network: Harvest crews experiencing labor shortage

In a few weeks, as the grain harvest begins in Texas and works its way north, farmers and custom harvest crews will experience a shortage of experienced guest workers — many of whom travel to the U.S. from Australia and South Africa as they follow the harvest around the world.

Discover Kalispell sees strong rebooking for canceled group business

Thanks to hard work, Medler said cancellations have rescheduled by 80% for this coming fall and 2021, helping offset the loss of revenue in the short term.

42% of jobs lost during COVID-19 may not come back

For every 10 layoffs the economic slowdown to fight coronavirus has induced, just three new jobs are created, according to new research.

MSU researchers conduct research to better understand why young adults choose to move to rural Montana

“There’s a huge misconception that young adults are not actively choosing to live in rural Montana,”

Montana’s candidates for Governor talk pre-k, education

“It really is about implementing that statewide public preschool program for our littlest learners, and it’s time we get that done. I believe that Montana’s Constitution tells us rightly so that everyone is entitled to a free, high-quality public education. We should start with our 4-year-olds. We’re one of only a handful of states that doesn’t prioritize our littlest learners.” Whitney Williams

Mark Zuckerberg on taking his massive Facebook workforce remote – “We’re unlocking remote hiring.”

A bunch of the people who leave the company, who are good people who we would want to keep — the reason that they leave is because they want to move somewhere that we don’t support.

‘Radically Rural’ Summit Moves Online for 2020 –

We do know that because so many things are different now, Radically Rural is even more meaningful.”

Montana Senator Jon Tester says pandemic has shown big need for better broadband

We’ve got some work to do on high speed Internet, broadband, cell service. They’re all connected.”