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"The real test is not what you do in a short life span on Earth, it's what remains afterwards." Jim Cochran
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Main Street Montana Project
Montana Economic Developers Association
- Main Street Montana Market Montana Symposium, 9/11-12, Missoula
This is the third event of Governor Bullock's Main Street Montana Project Peer-to-Peer Symposium Series. Join us to explore how promoting Montana's competitive advantage will continue to move the state's economy forward.
Montana Code Girls
- MEDA Fall 2016 Conference "Working Toward The Future", 10/12-14, Polson, Montana
Join us in beautiful Polson, at the KwaTaqNuk on Flathead Lake for a unique conference
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Wanted: Montana Women (Age 9-19) Who'd Like to Learn to Code World Changing Apps and Build a Business Model - Montana Code Girls Launches Free State-wide Program
"By getting young women interested in technology and not shying away from it, we can have a position in that industry. Women need to be represented in the sciences."
Great Falls Development Authority
- Dorsey Update - New Immigration Rule to Welcome Start-Up Foreign Entrepreneurs
The rule would allow start-up foreign founders who could show a significant public benefit to the U.S. from the development of their new companies a temporary "parole" immigration status (not a "visa" status) for up to five years so that the founder can grow that company and create jobs.
- Intellectual Property Webinar Series, 10/5, Online
Join us for a discussion on how Brexit will affect IP in Europe.
Montana Office of Tourism & Economic Development
- Great Falls Development Authority 2nd Quarter 2016 Index
Economic Growth, Diversification and High Wage Jobs
Energy and Climate Change
- Voices of Montana Tourism - Updated Business Education Roundtables Schedule
Voices of Montana Tourism, along with the Montana Lodging & Hospitality Association and the Montana Restaurant Association will visit eight communities to lead panel discussions on the value of tourism for all Montana families.
Come Home Montana
- Iowa Passes Plan to Convert to 100 Percent Renewable Energy
The Iowa Utilities Board has approved a $3.6 billion wind energy investment investment that will help convert the state's power grid to solely rely on clean energy.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Career Opportunities - Senior GIS Specialist, Senior Programmer/Analyst, Dentist, Senior Attorney - Criminal Prosecution and more... - Missoula County
It's commonplace to chat with a local author about his or her latest book. (John Updike dubbed Missoula the "Paris of the 90's," a flattering but somewhat gross exaggeration.)
- Montana Career Opportunities - Account Executive (Inside Sales), QA Analyst, Managed Service Analyst and more... - Advanced Technology Group
Opportunities begin when gaps are discovered
MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
- How to Spark More Entrepreneurship in America? This Rule Could Help
Call it Christmas in August--at least for some founders. The White House today, just unveiled a new proposal aimed at encouraging high-potential immigrant entrepreneurs to start up in the U.S.
- One Quarter of Entrepreneurs in the United States Are Immigrants
Debates over the pluses and minuses of immigrant entrepreneurs on the American economy are white hot, but one thing seems stubbornly lacking from them: facts.
- Montana prison program rehabs inmates through business
"Our goal is to provide education and training to inmates to provide them life skills so that they don't return to prison," said MCE Administrator Gayle Lambert, sitting in her office last week.
- It's Back To Entrepreneur School At 1 Million Cups Missoula, 9/7
Join us this Wednesday, September 7 at 9:00 am at MonTec for coffee, reconnecting and to find out what we have in store for you this Fall!
- September MEDA News
Why you need to attend Market Montana Symposium
Montana Economic Development
- UM study: Healthcare is fastest-growing industry in Flathead Co.
"I view it as a necessary part of a modern economy is having access to a reasonable amount of healthcare."
- MMEC report shows Montana has increased its manufacturing base
Highlights from the report include the fact that Montana has risen from the 1997 ranking of 41st in manufacturing as a percentage of the economic base to 36th in 2012. And, manufacturing in Montana currently accounts for 22.4 percent of the state's base gross product.
- Bozeman-based Beartooth Gets Service Without A Signal - Turning your smartphone into a two-way radio
Backcountry hikers and skiers use it too, which makes sense since its two founders Michael Monaghan and Kevin Ames are Montana-based skiers.
TEDx Events in Montana
- Senator Tester Announces $853,333 Investment in Montana's Manufacturing Industry
"This funding along with matching funds from the state legislature will allow MMEC to continue to provide growth, innovation and profit enhancement services to Montana's growing manufacturing industry," said Paddy Fleming, Director of the MMEC.
- Anaconda's downtown URA ready to fund projects
Jim Davison, the executive director for the Anaconda Local Development Corporation and also the URA's expectant administrator, said 2016 is the first year the URA will use money it has generated from tax increment financing to fund infrastructure improvements in an area than runs along Park and Commercial avenues.
- Programming a new reality - Neil Gershenfeld - TEDxCERN
"Computer science is one of the worst things to happen to computers or to science," said Neil Gerschenfeld at TED 2006.
- Today's TED Talk - Why you should talk to strangers
In this delightful talk, Stark explores the overlooked benefits of pushing past our default discomfort when it comes to strangers and embracing those fleeting but profoundly beautiful moments of genuine connection.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- Universal basic income wouldn't make people lazy-it would change the nature of work
Jobs tends to be pretty central to our sense of identity and human dignity.
Canada Business & Economic Development
- Experts convene at broadband workshop in Missoula to discuss internet access issues
"While there's definitely been progress in expanding broadband access in Montana and surrounding states, we realize there are still some who cannot access reliable broadband." "While there's definitely been progress in expanding broadband access in Montana and surrounding states, we realize there are still some who cannot access reliable broadband." Angela Simpson, the deputy assistant secretary of the NTIA
- Friends in Low Places: Alberta's Economic Struggles
It's been a rough year for Montana's neighbors to the north in Alberta, where the shuddering economy and the overwhelming force of natural disaster have combined to hit the province hard.
- Senator Tester Holds Roundtable to Seek Feedback from Timber, Ranchers, and Conservationists on Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project
"I have always believed that public lands policy should include logging, recreation, and conservation," Tester said. "Land management plans must be driven from the ground up, and with broad support from folks from different walks of life. I am excited that this coalition of Montanans has remained at the table and it is critical that they know that I will continue to listen and work with them."
- Lessons From Cities Trying to Be Better Buyers
Many municipalities are focusing on reforming the rigid and inconsistent rules of procurement.
- California Lawmakers Approve Mandatory Sentencing For Rape
The 66-0 vote comes after a six-month jail sentence (and three years' probation) imposed in June by Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky on former Stanford student Brock Turner.
North Dakota Business and Economic Development
- University of Idaho Law Clinics Offer Pro-Bono Guidance for Students and Entrepreneurs
The clinic has paired over 50 law students with more than 150 Idaho-based start-up companies, including online businesses, food manufacturers, engineering consultants, recreational companies, software developers, firefighters, truckers, a ceramic artist, a hairdresser and day care operators.
- Emerson Climate Technologies to acquire Idaho's PakSense
PakSense solutions track and record data on the environmental condition of products in transit.
- Target Logistics seeking new injunction against Williston
Today is the new deadline for crew camps in Williston to close
- San Antonio's Key to Economic Success: Immigrants
The city demonstrates how to leverage foreign partnerships.
Montana Education Excellence
- Allegiant Air, with ultra-low fares, draws FAA's attention over safety concerns
In an industry that has habitually struggled to make money, Allegiant's soaring earnings stand out.
Funding and Building your Business
- Montana State University's research posts one of strongest years on record
"It was a fantastic year," Reijo Pera said. "It was largely driven by our faculty who set a new bar of excellence."
- University of Montana adopts new slogan, looks for revised strategic plan
"[Engstrom] has given us a mandate to rethink the strategic plan, if that's what the campus and community call for," says Brock Tessman, Davidson Honors College dean and chair of the strategic planning coordinating council.
- MSU named Innovation and Economic Prosperity University
MSU is one of only six universities from across the nation to earn the designation this year.
Connectivity & Communications
- What Happened When I Moved My Company To A 5-Hour Workday
Here's why, and how we made the change work.
- This Suburban Dad Positioned His One-Man Business To Break $2 Million This Year
Not many people break $1 million in a one-person business.
- 7 Tips for Better Image SEO
From attracting shoppers searching Google images to cutting down the site load time, image optimization plays a critical role in setting up a successful marketing campaign.
- How Tech Giants Are Devising Real Ethics for Artificial Intelligence - How AI might affect urban life in 2030
Five of the world's largest tech companies are trying to create a standard of ethics around the creation of artificial intelligence.
- New federal law affects food manufacturers -- Compliance requires rigorous hazard control plan, specialized training
Montana manufacturing officials are scrambling to get the word out about the federal mandates.
- The Downside of Rural Broadband
For rural entrepreneurs and "creative class" workers, better broadband doesn't always mean better business.
- FCC Won't Appeal Sixth Circuit Court's Decision on Municipal Broadband
Following a recent federal court ruling to limit the expansion of municipal broadband networks in Tennessee, the FCC has opted to not fight the ruling.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- 2016 Best of the Government Web Winners Demonstrate Technological Innovation, Service Delivery Improvements
The 20th anniversary of the Center for Digital Government's* Best of the Web Awards, announced Sept. 1, is a recognition of that commitment to colorful technological innovation and the improvements in service delivery that come along with it.
- 6 Internet of Things (IoT) Innovations Making Cities Smarter
From sensors that measure water leaks to smart parking meters and self-driving buses, internet of things (IoT) technologies are a major contributor to the rise of smart cities.
- How Big Data Could Transform the Social Sciences
The Kavli HUMAN Project is going to recruit 10,000 New Yorkers and track everything about them for decades.
- Self-driving tractors promise to get themselves to work, plow without complaint
CNH Industrial's latest concepts aim to demonstrate how self-driving tractors can deliver faster, more precise results than their human controlled counterparts.
- Great Example of Small Airports as Economic Growth Engines
Reinforces that even airports without scheduled flights and for that matter small depots, ports, etc. should never be under estimated as contributing forces for an economic growth strategy.
- Study: Quantifying the Energy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles
A recent report from the RAND Corporation lays out how self-driving cars provide a major opportunity to massively increase fuel economy and transition to alternative fuel vehicles.
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