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Destination Missoula; Missoula Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) Event Grant Fund Application Spring Cycle Open

The spring cycle for the Missoula Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) Event Grant Fund is open. This grant provides funding for events that will bring economic benefits to Missoula through spending in the community.

University of Montana Western’s Experience One unique in higher education

The Dillon school made a big change that has paid off

As Workforce Shortages Threaten Rural Broadband Progress, Tester Demands FCC Find Ways to Recruit Personnel

Senator: “If you train kids from rural America, they might actually come back to work there.”

Frontier Communities Get a New Advocate

Frontier regions constitute nearly half of the nation’s land area but only 2 percent of its population.

Investments in Climate Action Could Boost Rural Economies, Research Finds

Researchers believe rural America may be the key to some of the most effective climate change mitigation practices.

Clean Energy States Alliance details successes, roadblocks, and strategies of bringing new technology to under-resourced communities

Accompanying these guidelines are 11 case studies, each giving unique insight into the process of introducing solar energy into under-resourced communities while also addressing the challenges that can arise, including the lack of capital or state-level policy support.

Wind River Indian Reservation Startup Challenge launched by University of Wyoming

Two new ventures will be eligible to receive startup funding from a $25,000 seed fund.

Amid Australia’s Conflagration, Can Rural Communities Inspire a New Response?

Rural communities might be the places that provide the innovation and inspiration needed to make a change.

Livingston, Montana Rallies all of Montana to Win Half a Million Dollars for Small Businesses

If Livingston garners the most votes, half a dozen Livingston small businesses will receive $500,000 cumulatively in business marketing and infrastructure that could take Livingston to the next level of economic security.

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester last week announced a $1.5 million grant for Child Start, Inc., a Missoula-area Head Start program that works to enrich the education of low-income children.

“In order to be successful, our kids need access to a quality education,” U.S. Sen. Jon Tester