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Montana State University – ‘Mountains & Minds’ Fall 2022 Magazine

Advancing entrepreneurship

Growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at MSU helps students, faculty and alumni thrive

Montana Department of Commerce Awards Business Planning, Job Creation, and Workforce Training Grants to Seven Montana Communities

“We know that sustainable, good-paying jobs are at the core of creating financial resiliency for Montanans. That’s why Commerce will continue to assist local Montana businesses in creating more good-paying jobs for Montana workers,” said Montana Department of Commerce Director Scott Osterman.

Come and Stay at ABC Acres on our Montana Permaculture Farm Where We Grow Bananas, Pineapples and … Goats

Explore a sub-tropical world in the cold temperate climate of the Northern Rockies. From succulent fruits (bananas, papayas, figs, citrus, and more) to rarely seen amphibians and insects, ABC acres offers up an awe-inspiring dive into a new world set to alight the senses for all that visit.

Montana Career Opportunities – Production Manager, Sanitation Tech, R&D Associate I and more….- Local Bounti (Hamilton)

Local Bounti is changing the way leafy greens are grown and delivered, from our farm to your kitchen. We’re helping families enjoy local, long-lasting, fresh, delicious and sustainable produce all year long. Welcome to the…

Montana Board of Housing Allocates More Than $31 Million to Develop Affordable Homes in Five Communities

“The projects that were selected by the Board will have a meaningful impact for Montana families, seniors, and Tribal members looking for affordable housing in their communities,” Commerce Director Scott Osterman said. 

Broadband rollout gets local workshops in Montana – Butte: Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., La Quinta Inn, Holiday Park Drive

With one out of every four Montanans lacking an internet subscription of any kind, the state Department of Administration is researching where to deploy $266 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act for improving broadband service.

Broadband rollout gets local workshops in Montana – Missoula: Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. Double Tree Hotel, 100 Madison St.

With one out of every four Montanans lacking an internet subscription of any kind, the state Department of Administration is researching where to deploy $266 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act for improving broadband service.

Broadband rollout gets local workshops in Montana – Miles City: Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. Sleep Inn, 1006 S. Hayes Ave.

The town hall meetings in Missoula as well as Butte, Havre and Miles City will bring together community leaders, internet service providers, stakeholder groups, school, library and health care workers and the general public for review of grant proposals and next review steps.

Glacier Park Taps Local Stakeholders for Feedback as it Shapes Vehicle-Reservation System for Third Year

Persistent overcrowding triggered an adaptive “managed access” program for vehicles at popular park entrances, with expansion possible under a determination due out in mid-December

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 11-20-22

1) Congratulations to Rod and Lisa Cline of Cut Bank on winning the first-place state “Community Impact Award” from the Reimagining Rural program, for their efforts to help revitalize downtown Cut Bank. Read the full story at the Cut Bank Pioneer Press.