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Big Sky Economic Development is excited to announce the launch of their PODCAST, The Vault at 201 North Broadway!

The Vault at 201 N Broadway, podcast for innovators and problem solvers talking all things entrepreneurship, small business, and workforce development! Learn more about the Vault, our hosts, and the first three episodes (and how you can listen)

What The Least Populated Part of the United States (parts of Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas) Can Teach Us About Climate Change

Today’s information society should make the areas suitable for more population, right? There’s another problem with this arid area that has kept most people out until fairly recently: wild temperature fluctuations. Arctic air and hot air can both spread pretty easily in the region, making it just not a very pleasant place for people to settle.

Great Falls Montana Economic Development Index 4th Quarter 2022

Number of impressions Great Falls Tourism’s paid media placements generated in 2022: 27 million

Billionaire-backed Freedom Foundation launches in Montana

“Washington recognizes (the Freedom Foundation) for what it is, which is this anti-worker group funded by billionaires who want to suppress wages and screw workers,” Yestramski said.

School privatization schemes are being pushed in Montana

Montanans Organized for Education’s (MOFE) 16,000 members — including parents, students, community members and teachers — stand in opposition to school privatization (sometimes called “school choice” by proponents).

Momentum Continues in University of Montana’s First Year as ‘R1’ Research University

During the past decade, expenditures from research grants have more than doubled at the University. This past fall reported research expenditures were a record $126 million, up $4 million from the year before. UM experienced a 129% increase from the $55 million reported in 2014.

Startup Bootcamp for Life Science Entrepreneurs on March 6th – MSU Campus

This event is designed for investigators, graduate students, faculty, and early-stage founders launching or considering starting a life-science focused technology venture.

We’re already living in the Metaverse.

Why have mere users when you can have residents?

Reading, writing, and paychecks. What’s a teacher worth?

A teacher-turned-congresswoman, Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat from Florida, introduced the American Teacher Act.

Designed as a four-year federal grant program, the bill, set to be reintroduced in Congress on Wednesday, would help states lift their starting teacher salaries to $60,000, boost pay for veteran teachers, and make cost-of-living adjustments tied to inflation.

Montana Governor Gianforte declares January as the Education Month on Jan 27.

WHEREAS, as our students learn, their parents, who are their first and lifetime teachers, deserve to have their voices heard and be a part of their child’s education; and,