The Creative and Cultural Economy

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Transition: A time for intentionality – Adam Jespersen – New Executive Director, Montana Nonprofit Association

This week officially marks two weeks of me being the Executive Director of MNA.

Guy Kawasadi and Maureen Dunne: Unlocking the Power of Neurodivergent Talent

In this episode, we dive into Maureen’s groundbreaking book, The Neurodiversity Edge, which presents a framework for embracing the strengths of individuals with autism, ADHD, and dyslexia. Maureen challenges the status quo, pushing organizations to look beyond the deficit-based perspective and recognize the vast potential of neurodivergent minds.

Eight Great Montana Road Trips

The series also highlights activities for adventurers, families, and history buffs alike with guides for stargazing and examining dinosaur bones.

The Montana Dinosaur Trail – Montana Paleontology Top Ten +

This statewide trail runs across Montana and consists of 14 locations from the Montana Dinosaur Center in Bynum to the Carter County Museum in Ekalaka. Each location offers a glimpse at the historic discoveries in the state and provides visitors with a better understanding of the giants that once inhabited our planet.

Casting Call Announced for Series on Montana’s Jim Bridger

A television series based on the stories of Jim Bridger is being filmed in Montana this summer. The Montana Film Office announced an open casting call to men and women looking to be a part of the show.

CBS Sunday Morning – California Forever – The plan for a new California city – Starting a conversation about eastern Solano County

A group backed by some of California’s richest has purchased some 60,000 acres of farmland in Northern California, as part of an ambitious plan to build a brand-new, walkable city in the nation’s most car-centric state, for as many as 400,000 residents.

Montana Department of Commerce Announces International Tourism Marketing Strategy Development Initiative

Over the next 12 months, Commerce will collaborate with its marketing agencies of record (AORs) to understand the desired outcomes from Montana’s economic development and tourism industry leaders. Previously focused on trade tourism and seven specific international markets, Commerce will now explore new options, including new markets, direct-to-consumer tactics, rich media marketing campaigns and exclusive Montana-based summits and press tours.

The Missoula Economic Partnership Indicator May 2024

Missoula to Host Headwaters Tech Hub Consortium Members

Disability Employment Awareness Conference held in Great Falls

“Studies show that when a company has a more diverse workforce, including hiring people with disabilities, the bottom line and the outcomes are higher than businesses that don’t do that,” Hermanson said.

Northwestern Energy to partner with First Security Bank Missoula to light up the Missoula Children’s Theatre with energy efficient LED lighting.

NorthWestern Energy will donate $7,500 for the lighting upgrade. LED lights use 50% less energy and last longer than traditional lighting. LED lights can also offer features such as automated color changes.