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Montana Career Opportunity - Executive Director - Montana Facility Finance Authority (MFFA) http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Big Sky Economic Development
Montana Politics & Legislature
- Big Sky Economic Development - Employers will have 32,000 job openings in Montana's Yellowstone County over next decade
Steve Arveschoug, executive director of BSED, Yellowstone County's economic development agency, urged attendees to think about how Billings compares to other cities within a 500-mile drive. Over the coming decades, Billings will continue to compete with other cities within 500 miles for well trained workers.
- Big Sky Economic Development contributes $50,000 to local health initiatives
"(Health care) is a big deal for us," Arveschoug said. "But it's faced with challenges in terms of workforce."
Montana World Affairs Council
- Can Infrastructure Spending Be a Silver Bullet?
"Put these two facts together -- big needs for public investment, and very low interest rates -- and it suggests not just that we should be borrowing to invest, but that this investment might well pay for itself, even in purely fiscal terms."
- Bullock and Gianforte visit Bozeman focused on controversial Presidential election
Regardless of the presidential election, Montanans need strong state leadership.
- The Loneliest Seat
In the battle for Montana's sole U.S. House seat, Democratic challenger Denise Juneau has narrowed her margin on Republican incumbent Ryan Zinke, but is it enough?
Early Edge Montana
- Free to Montana High School and Middle School Students
Montana World Affairs Council: Council in the Classroom Programs are free to Montana High School students. You can connect virtually to these programs by using video conferencing equipment or a desktop/laptop connected to a projector.
Energy and Climate Change
- Do the Benefits of Universal Pre-K Programs Justify the Costs?
Yes, according to the national nonprofit Child Trends.
Come Home Montana
- NYC can expect more 9-foot floods
Over the late 20th century, human-caused climate change came to dominate sea-level rise.
Hellgate Venture Network
- Montana Career Opportunity - Executive Director - Montana Facility Finance Authority (MFFA)
The Montana Facility Finance Authority (MFFA) in Helena, Montana, seeks an Executive Director to apply leadership, finance, economic development, and marketing skills in a dynamic and rewarding job while supporting organizations and communities throughout the state.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Structural Welding Foreman, Painter, Industrial Coatings Production Manager, Structural Steel Fitters, Structural Steel Welders - ADF International, Great Falls
Are you interested by the steel industry? Are you looking for a stimulating job where you will be able to achieve your professional goals within a growing company and North American leader?
- Montana Career Opportunities - Business Development, Senior Developer, Client Experience Rep. and more... - Wisetail - One of the "50 Best Places to Work" in America
Help Us Power Great Places to Work
- Hellagate Venture Network Presents Jordan Lind, CEO Of Clearas, 10/20, Missoula
Clearas http://clearaswater.com/ is a tremendous Missoula start up story with great technology solving a growing environmental problem!
- Ticket River - Create A Customized Event Page and Sell Tickets Online
Ticket River, a leader in online ticketing services and printing for over a decade, is dedicated to the excellence of your event and to your customer satisfaction. We are located in Bozeman, Montana, in the heart of world class recreation in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Ticket River is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elk River Systems, Inc.
- ADF plant in Great Falls, Montana lands contract to make steel for Salt Lake airport
ADF Group, the Canadian-parent company of ADF International, which has two large industrial buildings just north of Great Falls, has announced that it was awarded one of its largest contracts, to fabricate and industrially coat some 20,000 tons of structural steel for a new Salt Lake City airport terminal, two concourses and the airport's passenger gateway.
- Fortune Magazine Names Bozeman's Wisetail One of "50 Best Places to Work" in America
"Our mission to power learning and development at great companies can only succeed when we are providing a superior employee experience at home. We're thrilled to be included on this list and proud to say Montana is not only a great place for innovation, but it's also a great place for our employees to adventure and our company to thrive," said Wisetail CEO Justin Bigart.
- Montana's best donuts are at Granny's Gourmet Donuts in Bozeman
"They just kinda melt in your mouth."
Business Plan Forums
- Technology Will Replace Many Doctors, Lawyers, and Other Professionals
When professional work is broken down into component parts, many of the tasks involved turn out to be routine and process-based. They do not in fact call for judgment, creativity, or empathy.
- Video: Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) Commencement Address That Everyone Should Watch
Actor, producer and screenwriter Charlie Day, a 1998 graduate of Merrimack College, delivered the keynote address at Merrimack's 64th undergraduate commencement ceremony.
Come Home North Dakota
- Have you heard? One Montana is hosting an Online Pitch Contest for Montana high school aged students (Shark Tank business-type pitch contest, not baseball)
Are students ready to win?
Incubators and R&D
- North Dakota Career Opportunity - Executive Vice President - Stark Development Corporation
Duties include business recruitment, retention and expansion projects and proposals; public and community leader relations
- University of Montana, Partners Land $20M Grant to Address Native American Health Disparities
"This award underscores the importance of collaboration between academic institutions that bring unique expertise together to address critical health disparities for Native American communities in Montana and Alaska," said Reed Humphrey, dean of UM's College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences. "Of note is the central mission of the award - creating capacity that endures."
Regional Economic Development
- Airbnb Offers Landlords an Incentive
The program has the potential to add millions of apartment units to Airbnb's inventory of short-term rental properties.
- More retirees are leaving sunny states to return to colder climes, says study
Researchers surmise that many of the moves could be motivated by money and medical issues--prompting some retirees to move closer to family who can offer care and financial support.
- Center for Economic Development Newsletter - October 2016
In This Issue: | 2017 North State Economic Forecast Conference | Map of the Month | | Our Region at a Glance | Central Valley Venture Forum | | How To Start Your Business | Free Digital Media Workshop |
Washington State Business
- 'No longer an island unto itself': Utah in 50 years will be older, more crowded, more diverse than ever
If policymakers don't take heed, the current generation of working-age Utahns will be "handing off a lot of very vexing problems (to the next generation),"
- The State of Washington expands program aimed at attracting successful urban entrepreneurs to mentor rural business people
Washington has been more attuned than most states to the reality that creating successful economies in rural communities results from helping them grow and nurture what they have rather than merely trying to attract businesses from elsewhere to relocate.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Wyoming ranks first in country for business climate
The best overall ranking for the Cowboy State is largely due to Wyoming's lack of corporate or individual income tax, as well as the state's low sales tax.
Montana Education Excellence
- Big steps for small schools - The "Small towns, big change" project
In the battle to train the next generation of rural Western leaders, schools are on the frontlines.
- University of Montana announces $24 Million Gift - Largest in school history
"The family's gift is focused on conserving Montana's natural resources and expanding the global perspective of our students."
- Montana mentorship programs, though scattered, provide support for teachers in rural schools
To meet that need for teacher support, the Office of Public Instruction recently unveiled an online training tool for teachers.
- "A View From Montana" Education Roundtable, 10/18 ,Missoula
"This roundtable will help ensure Washington is listening to folks from Montana as they roll out this new legislation."
Connectivity & Communications
- Apply for Technical Assistance to Create Walkable, Healthy, Vibrant Montana Communities
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites communities to apply for technical assistance through three programs that create economic opportunities, make neighborhoods more walkable, help people live healthier lives, and revitalize downtowns and neighborhoods.
- Bozeman growing fast and not stopping
This rapid growth is not about to let up in the next three years. Even from just last year, Bozeman has grown by 1800 people.
- Tech Companies Expect Free High-Speed Internet for Poorer Americans to Pay Off Later
With broadband now classified like a utility, telecom and tech companies, including Sprint, Comcast and Facebook, are increasingly working to make high-speed internet accessible to every American, not just a luxury.
- How Companies Can Help Cities Close the Data Gap
Why aren't more of our cities leveraging data in the same way to improve services for their residents?
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Recent Impacts of ONE Montana
One Montana enables common ground solutions to divisive issues facing Montana. We work in a non-partisan, collaborative manner. Join us.
- Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beatin Human Hearts From Stem Cells
It's the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab.
- BMW's future includes this self-balancing motorcycle
Officials say some of the technologies, including self-driving in the cars, are far more near term.
- Future of Transportation: Shared Vehicles Could Dramatically Alter City Landscapes
"imagine not owning cars and ... desire and yearn for a completely shared transportation system."
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