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Montana Chamber Foundation launches high school entrepreneurship contest

The Prospects is a virtual competition that for high school students with new business ideas and existing small businesses. The competition invests in the students, and connects them with mentors. Last year’s total purse was $52,500.

Senator Tester Secures More Than $850,000 in Rescue Plan Funding to Help Montana Students Access High-Speed Internet

“Far too many students across Montana still lack access to reliable broadband services and connected devices, which is why I am proud to have secured this funding to help get more Montana families online.”

What’s Missing from the Infrastructure Bill’s $65 Billion Broadband Plan?

In Montana, the government is barred from providing internet service unless there is no private network option.

Small Towns Making It Work

I’ll start with education, which builds the foundation for economic growth in a community.

Winifred, Montana community is enjoying school upgrades and more opportunities

Thanks to a big donation from Winifred native Norm Asbjornson, Winifred schools is expanding its opportunities for students and adding a lot more classes in the future. They have plans to add a greenhouse, a welding shop, more trades classes, and many other options as well.

The United States Is Becoming More Racially Diverse — And So Is Rural America

The Census Bureau’s recently released redistricting data reveal that changes in demographics, cultural identity, and Census questions create a complex and nuanced picture of race in rural America.

Updates from Montana Ambassadors

Meet your fellow Ambassadors

MEDA (Montana Economic Developers Association) Office Hour Each Month – Join the discussion of the future of Montana’s Economy

Join us each month for an hour to discuss all sorts of topics – from community to economic development and the tools used to things done for Montana.

MEDA (Montana Economic Developers Association) Office Hour Each Month – Join the discussion of the future of Montana’s Economy

Join us each month for an hour to discuss all sorts of topics – from community to economic development and the tools used to things done for Montana.

MEDA (Montana Economic Developers Association) Office Hour Each Month – Join the discussion of the future of Montana’s Economy

Join us each month for an hour to discuss all sorts of topics – from community to economic development and the tools used to things done for Montana.