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New HGTV show “Mountain Mamas,” based in Bozeman, putting Montana on the small screen

The show is based around two women who live and work right here in the Treasure State but their show is shaping up to be just a bit different than other home improvement shows.

The Innovations of the Creative Class Affect a Rural Area’s Fortunes

A new study measures innovation and shows that when found in rural areas, it is tied to significant presence of the creative class.

Northern Arapaho receive $4 million for broadband as reservation tribes work to expand access to fast internet

An estimated 82 percent of Americans have a broadband subscription, with only 67 percent of Native Americans possessing the service

Some of the “good old ways” still exist in Montana

I was glad again, to be living in Montana, the Last Best Place.

This Bill Could Save Rural Governments Millions in Infrastructure Financing

A proposal before Congress would expand a provision that gives small governments and districts access to cheaper financing.

Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Works in Rural Montana

We also want businesses to know that this is a program with a proven record in rural Montana.

Rural States Bear High Per-Capita Cost for Nation’s Road System

Wyoming’s transportation director says rural highways serve the nation’s needs, not just the interests of local communities. Congress should remember that in funding levels, he says.

As Rural America Slips, Governors Look for Ways to Help

Rural America lags behind metro areas in terms of population growth, business creation and workforce participation.

Guest Commentary Opinion Can satellite broadband solve rural internet inequality?

Rural Americans should demand new solutions to addressing internet inequality.

Montana Economic Developers Conference “Changing Rural Economies”- 9/12-13 – Lewistown, Montana

The goal of the conference is to inform, prepare, and equip our colleagues as we build Montana’s economy…now and in the future.


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