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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.

Gov. Gianforte, Montana State Agencies Blast BLM Over Its American Prairie Reserve Bison Grazing Proposal

Gov. Gianforte wrote. “Any action that could threaten the stability of Montana’s livestock industry, its ability to market healthy products, or the strength of its socioeconomic fabric deserves to be fully vetted and analyzed in an honest, thorough manner.”

Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites – Montana reaches 2,000 COVID-19 deaths, with over 100 in the past week

Rural Americans are dying of covid at more than twice the rate of their urban counterparts — a divide that health experts say is likely to widen as access to medical care shrinks for a population that tends to be older, sicker, heavier, poorer and less vaccinated.

Selling the Farm in Montana’s Flathead Valley

The agricultural community is shrinking in the Flathead Valley as landowners sell to developers, impacting the farming culture and rural economy

Montana company hopes to become a gamechanger in indoor agriculture

Local Bounti built its first large state-of-the art-greenhouse in Hamilton and has plans for several more in the Northwest as it prepares to go public in coming weeks.

‘Playable’ Cities Are the Next Public-Space Frontier

How everyday infrastructure and street furniture can stoke human imagination — and contribute to residents’ well being.

A Tailored Grant Program Helps Meet Development Needs of Utah Counties

Utah’s government wants to empower its rural counties to meet their economic needs with a flexible grant program. 

Rural Counties with More Broadband Tended to Do Better in 2020 Census, Study Shows

Counties that grew from 2010 to 2020 had higher average connection speeds than rural counties that lost population.