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Federal Solar Tax Credit (What It Is & How to Claim It for 2023)

What are the steps to claim the federal ITC?

The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) and Leadership Wyoming are excited to announce the class roster for the first cohort of The Wyoming Academy which will kick off this June.

The 2023-2024 roster is made up of leaders from all levels and areas of the state, including economic development professionals, industry leaders, city and county staff, and key board members. All of whom will gather for four in-person sessions across Wyoming highlighting both large and small communities.

Maine Leaders Discuss Whether Public Broadband Investments Should Support National Private Providers

Millions of Maine’s fiber dollars is going to a mix of government entities, regional internet service providers, and large, out-of-state companies. Some worry these national companies have not worked well with communities in the past. Others say the investments should be evaluated on what they deliver, not who gets the money.

Coaster Electric Cargo Trikes Made in Missoula, Montana

It’s a great time to be shopping for an electric cargo bike.

USDA awards more than $2.3 million in grants to support 17 Montana ag producers

Seventeen ag producers across the state received the funds through the USDA Rural Development’s Value-Added Producer Grant Program that helps businesses generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities.

Work-Based Learning Expands in Flathead County

As demand for career and technical education grows, Flathead Valley high schools are redefining what learning means for their students

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 (really 26- Amazing!!) for 3-19-23

At Charlie’s March Roundup Friday night at The Newberry, the C.M. Russell Museum of Great Falls announced the amazing success of its Art and Soul Campaign, blowing past its $25 million goal by raising $40 million. Congratulations!!!

Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need

In Finland, the number of homeless people has fallen sharply. The reason: The country applies the “Housing First” concept. Those affected by homelessness receive a small apartment and counselling – without any preconditions. 4 out of 5 people affected thus make their way back into a stable life. And: All this is cheaper than accepting homelessness.

CBS Sunday Morning – Hunter and “MeatEater” host Bozeman, Montana -based Steve Rinella

Steve Rinella is a hunter trying to teach his own children, and the public, about respecting natural resources, and in part he’s doing it through food. He’s creator and host of the popular TV and web series, “MeatEater,” in which he cooks the game and fish he’s caught himself. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Rinella about how he grew to see himself as a conservationist.

20 Idaho Towns You Should Stay Away From And Twin Falls Is Near The Top

You can ask the residents of Idaho which cities they think are the worst and you’ll get a different answer depending on who you ask and where they are from. That’s why, using science, we now know which are actually the top 20 worst cities in Idaho.