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How Is Your Economy? A DIY Primer to Help Anyone Answer That Question

Instead of assuming you know where your community’s jobs are coming from, check the facts through a simple online tool.

CenturyLink took FCC cash, failed to deploy all required broadband in Montana and 22 other states – FCC approves more funds for broadband, voice service in rural America

CenturyLink has a history of mistreating customers.

Should the State of Washington Stop Building Roads? Some Think So

House Bill 2688 would adopt seven goals: accessibility; safety; environment and climate; health and resilience; equity and environmental justice; preservation; and functionality.

Amazon to bring 15,000 employees to Bellevue as rapid expansion in Seattle-area city continues

After scooping up pretty much every available property in Seattle for much of the last decade, Amazon hasn’t leased any new office space in the city for a couple years.

Hunting is ‘slowly dying off,’ and that has created a crisis for the nation’s many endangered species

“That’s what keeps me up at night,” Robert Miller, director of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, said of the inadequacies of the user-pay, user-play model that has funded conservation for decades.

States Invest in the Outdoor Recreation by Opening Offices Dedicated to the Sector’s Growth

“Outdoor recreation represents over 5 percent of our economy and $70 billion in annual consumer spending in Montana, and creates more than 71,000 jobs.” Rachel VandeVoort, director of the Montana Office of Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Events for Montana Manufacturers

Can’t make it to the event? Send recruitment materials to
Jenni at MMEC and we’ll include them at our table!

Federal Courts Allow Corporations to Tear Apart the Family Farm

Presidential candidates have some good plans for revitalizing rural America. But unless we restructure the Supreme Court, those proposals won’t get far.

Reimagining the Rural West Initiative – 3/19-20 – The Dalles, Oregon

  Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will speak at the March 19-20 workshop of the Reimagining the Rural West Initiative in The Dalles, Oregon. The event will explore how rural communities manage their natural assets, as…

Frontier Communities Get a New Advocate

Frontier regions constitute nearly half of the nation’s land area but only 2 percent of its population.