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Montana Department of Commerce
Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development
- Montana Department of Commerce Celebrates 8th Anniversary of MTHousingSearch.org
The website gives landlords a place to advertise properties at no cost, while helping renters find housing to suit their needs.
Montana Politics & Legislature
- Big Beautiful Montana - A Hotbed for Startups - You Could be Here - Choose Montana
Montana is the top-ranked state in the nation for entrepreneurship, and the strengthening economy means more businesses will be born
Flathead Valley Community College
- Some say effort is backdoor way to fund pre-K program
With little fanfare Tuesday morning a legislative committee voted to charge a fee on several of Montana's hospitals $4.3 million to help beef up the state's budget.
- Video: Q&A with Montana's U.S. House candidates Rob Quist and Greg Gianforte
Quist, Gianforte meet for first time at Gazette editorial board
- Montana Legislature Scales Back Proposed 'Ferrari Tax'
Montana lawmakers are scaling back their so-called "Ferrari tax" on cars and recreational vehicles worth more than $150,000.
Energy and Climate Change
- FVCC Responds to Reduction in State Funding
We will work with any student who is challenged by the tuition increase to help them through financial assistance, including payment plans, loans or scholarships. FVCC is committed to helping all students achieve an education," said FVCC President Jane Karas.
Come Home Montana
- Western U.S. enters era of megafires, scientist warns
Paul Hessburg didn't come to Missoula to scare folks.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Career Opportunities - Front End Engineers, Software Engineers, Site Reliability Engineer and more... - Quiq
We are maniacally focused on changing how companies and customers communicate.
- Chris Sacca Comes Home off the range to Big Sky, Montana (and other places)
In a blog post titled "Hanging up my spurs," Chris Sacca, the VC cowboy and founder of Lowercase Capital (amazing name), announced he's retiring from investing, to his house on the prairie (Big Sky, Montana).
- Montana Career Opportunity - Project Manager, Warehouse Manager - Quilty Box
Quilty Box is a popular monthly subscription box of quilting supplies and 3PL to other ecommerce brands
- Western Montana's Largest Career Fair - Even with low unemployment, hundreds turn out for job fair in Missoula
For Ametsbichler, the goal is just to connect as many employers with seekers as he can. The main obstacle he hears from many business owners is that it's hard to find workers with the right skills.
- Ewing Kauffman Foundation invites proposals from nonprofit and for-profit organizations that can address direct barriers to diverse entrepreneurs
If your organization has uncommon solutions to leveling the playing field for diverse entrepreneurs, you may qualify for this grant program. If your organization is working to address the underlying causes of these barriers, you also may qualify.
Montana Economic Development
- Dave Danford Joins the Board of Missoula, Montana based Orbital Shift
A Senior Marketing and Strategic Executive at Microsoft for More than 25 Years, Danford is Now a Board Member and Marketing Advisor for Orbital Shift
- Recovery of Investment Losses in Invizeon Corporation
Unfortunately for investors, the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on December 30, 2016.
- Business For Montana's Outdoors Networking Event - 5/16 - Missoula
Please bring business colleagues to learn more about our efforts
- UM Journalism Students Highlight Montana Businesses On MontanaPBS - 5/2
A new episode of the student-produced television program "Business: Made in Montana" features six more companies from across the state. The program premieres at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, on MontanaPBS.
- Missoula-based Skyfish Industrial - Advanced UAV Data Collection Solutions
We have better flight software, precise gimbal control, and integrated mapping services
TEDx Events in Montana
- Prospera Calendar of Events
The gatherings we coordinate are designed to advance, challenge, and inspire you, effectively moving your business and employees through obstacles and into a solution-oriented state of operations.
Come Home Wyoming
- Today's TED Talk - Pope Francis: "Why the only future worth building includes everyone"
"Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the 'other' is not a statistic, or a number," he says. "We all need each other."
- TEDxStanford's 'In the Moment' theme encourages reflection amidst tumult
Speakers at the sixth annual TEDxStanford conference addressed pressing issues, including foreign policy crises, the nation's opioid epidemic and affordable health care. The event inspired attendees to make a difference in the lives of others.
- Wyoming Career Opportunity - Information Specialist - University of Wyoming Small Business Development Ctr
Expert knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of on-line, Internet and other professional information search capabilities. This includes general and specific knowledge of reference tools, Internet browsers, e-mail, computer software, and hardware.
Canada Business & Economic Development
- White House Adviser Erroneously Calls Ag the 'Primary Driver' of Rural Economy
Like the rest of America, the lion's share of earnings and jobs for rural Americans comes in service sectors such as healthcare and retail; business services such as insurance and leasing; the public sector; and manufacturing.
- Ontario launches guaranteed income program for 4,000 residents
The Canadian province of Ontario will become the latest place to test a guaranteed income program for low-income residents.
Incubators and R&D
- Idaho Department of Labor: Overcoming digital divide will take more than equipment
"Flooding a rural community with fiber optics and tablets does not necessarily result in the meaningful use of technology. Acquiring digital literacy is a far more formidable task than providing physical access to information and communication technology."
- Ignite Northwest Accelerator- Moving Companies that Move the Market
Ignite Northwest is a technology-focused business accelerator that helps companies in the Pacific Northwest grow to create sustained economic impact.
Regional Economic Development
- For restaurants looking to boost profits, it's often about everything but the food
When it came to the unhealthiest part of the meal - alcoholic beverages and desserts - customers tended to order significantly more when they had an overweight server.
- Court: Employers Can Pay Women Less Than Men Based on Their Past Salaries
An employer can pay a woman less than a man for the same work if the man was paid more at his previous job and if the employer had a reasonable policy to justify reliance on past salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
- Tech Made Cities Too Expensive. Here's How to Fix It
Technology is one of the country's biggest growth industries, but it comes at a price.
Montana Education Excellence
- Want a Formula for Success? Study Utah
"It matters to Americans that someone born poor can retire rich."
- "Failure?" was the topic of the first University of Montana School of Business Administration Ted-style talks to students, alumni and advisory boards.
"Too often our students hear about our successes, but haven't we all learned more from our failures?" asked Dean Shook when commenting on the genesis of the talks.
- Montana Girls STEM Collaboration Forum, 05/16, Great Falls
The forum is designed for groups and individuals who are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in STEM and who want to improve collaboration and inter-program communication.
Funding and Building your Business
- Top concerns for Bozeman-area towns: housing, transit and mental health
The upcoming town hall meetings, discussing this study's findings, are scheduled for the following dates:
Connectivity & Communications
- What is Human-Centered Design?
Human-centered design is as much about your head as your hands.
- What Traditional Companies Can Learn From the Gig Economy
Not one study suggests that working in an office eight hours a day, five days a week maximizes employee productivity, satisfaction, or performance.
- Internet firms gearing up for a fight over 'net neutrality'
Broadband companies hate the net neutrality rules, and they have an ally in new Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai, who has repeatedly called the regulations a mistake. Pai could launch the process of unwinding the rules as early as Wednesday, according to reports.
- Why Your Next Wi-Fi Setup Should Be a Mesh Network
A mesh network could solve most, if not all, of your Wi-Fi problems.
- Montana's Real ID Compliance Comes with $4.6 Million Price Tag
Montana has bucked a mandate for enhanced driver's licenses since the federal Real ID Act passed in 2005, arguing the demands are too intrusive and raising concerns about the security of information collected.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Montana Nonprofit Association's 16th Annual Conference "Go Further Together" 9/26-28, Missoula, MT
The MNA Conference brings more than 400 people together for the premier nonprofit convening in the region.
- Bitterroot Maker Fair - 5/6 - Hamilton, MT
The Bitterroot FabLab will host live demonstrations of 3D printing and laser engraving, and local makers and entrepreneurs will share their products and creations.
- Electric car boom so real even oil say it's coming
EVs may constitute almost a third of new-car sales by the end of the next decade.
- Waymo is giving hundreds of people access to their own self-driving cars
Waymo isn't just offering people the occasion ride, the company said. Instead, participants accepted into its "early rider program" and their immediate family members will use either a self-driving SUV or minivan as their primary or secondary vehicle at no cost.
- Uber Really Seriously Promises Flying Cars by 2020
"I think 2020 is realistic for a vehicle that is not replacing an airplane but replacing a car," says Richard Pat Anderson, director of the Flight Research Center at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
- "Connected vehicles" discussed in Great Falls
Educators from across the state are in Great Falls this week to hear about developments in driverless vehicles.
- Bill Ford's Vision for a World Beyond Cars
'I am very confident that we (Ford Motors)can compete and morph into something quite different.'
- Panel Discussion with Montana GSA Schedule-Holders, 05/10, Bozeman
- Dave Curry To Keynote Ignite Northwest's Demo Day - 5/3 - Spokane, WA
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