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Down Home and High Tech: Innovative Rural Communities Receive National Recognition

High-speed internet connections and innovative leadership are resulting in economic boons for small towns and rural areas. The Rural Innovation Initiative recognizes nine such communities around the United States.

Union of Concerned Scientists: Rural Drivers Have Most to Gain from Clean Vehicles

Switching to clean vehicles would save money; it would also help the environment.

Long-Term Population Loss Affects One Third of Rural Counties

This study provides a demographic window to the future and a sober forecast of continuing rural population decline in many economically depressed regions.

Documentary “Saving the Burg” depicting Philipsburg, Montana’s revitalization coming soon to a screen near you

Philipsburg has done what many small rural communities across the country have sought to do: in the aftermath of the flight of industry, the town found ways to revitalize itself and move on to a...

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Idaho Gov. Little pushes broadband improvements to rural communities

Governor Little wants to find a way to reach those communities that fall short with little or no broadband availability.

Cisco leads massive rural 5G trial aimed at revolutionizing agriculture

5G RuralFirst’s inclusion of 700MHz spectrum is particularly important because bringing 5G service to rural areas requires far-reaching radio signals that can blanket large spaces with low population densities.

Montana’s ‘last resort’ for finding teachers is becoming increasingly common in rural schools

Montana offers the lowest beginning teacher salary in the nation, according to the most recent federal statistics and national union information. Generally, those salaries are even lower in rural areas.

Now Accepting Applications for Community Assistance – Apply by March 1, 2019

We provide direct technical assistance to deliver on-the-ground results, build local capacity and inspire future progress on the issues that matter most to communities.

Want to support rural development? Think childcare

I’m thankful I now have a career where I can use my abilities and experiences without a lengthy, everyday commute. But to make it work, we’ve needed someone else to watch the kids during the...

Rural heart of Montana confronts change at Lewistown conference

Even here, in the heart of rural Montana, life is quickly changing.

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The Montana Department of Commerce works with statewide and local partners, private industry and small businesses to enhance and sustain economic prosperity in Montana. - Montana Is On The Move

The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program encourages and supports the participation of companies owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in transportation contracts.

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An investment of more than $1 billion has allowed NorthWestern Energy to provide more than 60% of its energy from renewable resources, helping it lead the way to a brighter future in Montana.

PFL is a marketing technology company that provides sales enablement and marketing automation solutions, as well asprinting, mailing, and fulfillment services. They also provide some great Montana Jobs.

The Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development is the state's lead organization to help businesses succeed in our state.

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Arrow Solutions Group is a Montana-based technology staffing company providing technical resources to organizations in Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce is the longest-standing and leading advocate for the Flathead Valley community and business climate.

TechLink helps the Department of Defense to commercialize leading-edge new technology by partnering DoD labs with private sector companies for technology licensing, transfer, and research and development

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Montana West Economic Development - Mission: To cultivate growth through the support of new and expanding businesses in the Flathead Valley

Big Sky EDA- Building Businesses and Creating Jobs in the Greater Billings, Montana area

Montana Technology Innovation Partnership (MTIP)- Promoting Technology Commercialization in the State of Montana.

As the hub of learning, creativity and innovation in Northwest Montana, Flathead Valley Community College is expanding

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