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This Rowdy Montana Cowboy Town Is a Magnet for Artists, Celebs, and Cool Kids & Career Opportunities at PFL.

This is the epicenter of Western cool.

Commentary: You Can’t Spell ‘Broadband’ Without ‘Accountability’

How many times are we going to pay for rural broadband that never gets delivered? We must hold ISPs accountable when we distribute the latest batch of broadband funding.

Oklahoma Initiative Seeks to Help Rural Communities Thrive through Wide-Ranging Types of Support

The project is based in two rural counties and is looking to determine how multidisciplinary research can help move the dial on social and economic issues.

TerraPower selects Kemmerer as preferred site for new Natrium nuclear reactor in Wyoming – More could be built

The Natrium project aims to build a reactor using TerraPower and GE-Hitachi technology. It is “one of two competitively-selected advanced reactor demonstration projects (ARDP) supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE),” according to TerraPower.

The Montana Innovation Partnership powered by MSU TechLink

The Montana Innovation Partnership powered by MSU TechLink promotes technology-based economic development in the state through education and expert technical assistance for SBIR/STTR proposals.

Building a professional infrastructure for early education and care

To stabilize and strengthen the field, the Department of Early Education (EEC) is building a new professional infrastructure. These initiatives are part of the strategic action plan, EEC’s guiding vision for 2020-2025.

Infrastructure Bill Is a ‘Game-Changer’ for Broadband Access in Rural America, Advocates Say

The bill allocates $65 billion to improve high-speed internet access and affordability.

Funding Alert: U.S. Treasury Quietly Unveils Details on a New $100 Billion Small Business Aid Program

The State Small Business Credit Initiative is a funding program that aims to broaden access to capital for underserved communities.

GFDA’s Top 10

Here is our Top 26 for the last three weeks celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy — Montana’s Golden Triangle. And, sharing business resources and skill-building opportunities to empower your success. Much more to share — will try to catch up in next week’s edition.

Montana Department of Commerce Announces $240,000 Awarded for Tribal Business Planning

“As Montana’s economy continues to expand, it is imperative that our tribal communities financially thrive during this growth.” Commerce Director Scott Osterman said. “These grants will assist tribal governments with planning for growth through the identification of current and future economic opportunities that will strengthen their communities.”