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Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Development – ‘Innovation Lab’ Looks To Boost Montana’s Outdoor Recreation Economy

The Montana Governor’s Office is searching for new ways to tap into the state’s outdoor economy — an economic engine already fueled by more than $7 billion spent in the state each year.

Sustainable impact comes from investing in Opportunity Zones with native communities

“I want people who are thinking about deploying capital to take a closer look at native communities. We know how to navigate the process. We’re sovereigns. We govern ourselves. We’re in the driver’s seat. We can make things happen.”

Your Support is Requested to Develop Montana’s Next Generation of Economic and Community Development Tools

We need an additional $50,000 to $60,000 to meet the financial needs of this project

Social Capital Can Multiply the Good – or the Bad – in Small Towns

It’s not a secret, rural America is shrinking.

The Simple Privilege of Resettling to a Small Town

A big city journalist follows through on a “crazy” idea of moving to a place where adults are satisfied, children have support, and people look out for each other.

The Montana Learning Center to host NASA’s ROADS on Mars Student Challenge for Montana.

The Montana Learning Center to host NASA\’s ROADS on Mars Student Challenge for Montana. Registration now open.

University of Montana: $730K consultation grant kicks in for rural Montana startups

A five-year, $730,000 grant will aid distressed rural and tribal communities and help them develop sustainable high-growth “entrepreneurial ecosystems,”

Commentary: The Birth of a Rural Summit

Rural life hasn’t left the spotlight. It’s just that people are talking about it in different ways and in a different tone of voice.

Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity

A book of forward-thinking ideas that breaks with modern wisdom to present a new vision of urban development in the United States.

‘Mickey and the Bear’ takes a hard, truthful look at small-town Montana

“Mickey and the Bear” immediately places itself among the very best Montana-set movies ever made, marking another stellar entry in a recent film revival of sorts for the state.


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