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Appreciating the Spaces That Connect Us

Often overlooked, liminal spaces like front porches and sidewalks can boost social connections.

Flathead Valley Community Groups Partner to Recruit Retirees into the Workforce

In a collaboration between Job Service Kalispell, My Glacier Village, the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and FVCC, the Retiree Workforce Group connects seniors and retirees with local resources and employers

Led by sciences and engineering, Montana State research spending hits record $230 million

MSU is the largest research enterprise in the state, and its total expenditures exceed the research expenditures of all other institutions in the state combined.

Measure aimed at apprenticeships creating opportunities in Montana

According to the state, apprentices who complete the program earn an average wage of $63,000, $20,000 more than the average statewide. And they now work in fields such as healthcare and information technology, as well as traditional trades such as plumbers, carpenters and electricians..

Pay Transparency Is Sweeping Across the US

New York joined a wave of states that require pay transparency in job ads. New data suggests most US postings now include a salary range, but they are sometimes laughably vague.

Scaling Montana Summit – To Ignite Montana’s Startup Scene- 11/2-3 – Bozeman

Be part of the two-day Scaling MT Summit that’s set to ignite the statewide startup scene. This is the unmissable startup event of the year; set to unlock opportunities, education, and connections for founders, funders, and folks interested in building next-gen tech businesses across Montana. 

Upcoming Trainings: A Business Case for Childcare, MMEC Trainings, Boots to Business and more!

We will be presenting on the current state of childcare in Montana, including focused discussion on what is happening right here in our own communities.

Early State MT – Mentor Office Hours with Jeremy Brown Esq. – 9/22 – MonTEC Missoula

Sign up for office hours to get actionable advice from Jeremy Brown from Front Street Capital and Tarkio Fund about how to build your startup to align with Tarkio Fund’s investment strategy. He can offer real-world insights to structure your organization around employee empowerment, purpose/passion, focus, and disciplined capital allocation.

MEDA 2023 Fall Conference – What’s Next? Exploring the Future of Economic Development. – 10/24-26, Butte, Montana

MEDA Mission: Strengthen Montana’s community and
economic development through education, advocacy, and

Montana Child Care Business Connect wraps up fall summit

“There are resources for anyone who is looking to start a child care business, who wants to expand a child care business, as well as employers and community leaders across the state who are just trying to figure out how to navigate the system that’s really complex,” Jensen said.