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Gov. Steve Bullock
- Now Anywhere Can Be Silicon Valley - Choose Montana
So now Montana natives who previously would have had to relocate to find high paying jobs, or even entrepreneurs who just want to enjoy a low cost of living and access to the outdoors have a great option.
Montana Politics & Legislature
- Guest opinion from Gov. Steve Bullock: Focus on moving Montana forward, not wins and losses in Helena
I'm committed to fighting for Montanans -- for our families, for our jobs, and for our communities. And, as I have done in the past, I will work with anyone more focused on moving our state forward than on wins and losses in Helena. That's what Montanans not only expect, but deserve.
- Freshman lawmakers describe their first Montana Legislature
"I've always sort of had this idea in my head of what it is but coming up here, it's truly different." Walt Sales
Energy and Climate Change
- Senator Jon Tester to Washington: Don't Tax Internet Shoppers
"Creating more bureaucratic red tape for small businesses and yet another tax will not help our rural communities. As a small business owner, I stand with Senator Tester against an internet sales tax because it will hinder job growth in Montana." Lance Trebesch, CEO of Ticketprinting.com http://www.ticketprinting.com in Bozeman
Come Home Montana
- Biodegradable semiconductor addresses our growing e-waste problem
How many of your personal gadgets or home appliances have you replaced or thrown away in the last few years?
- Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Will Run Trains on 100% Renewable Energy
"We're doing this to advance clean energy, but we're also doing this because we think it is cost effective."
MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
- Butte Local Development Corporation Seeking New Executive Director
"The BLDC Executive Director plays a pivotal role in working with businesses, other economic development entities, and Butte Silver Bow Government to support and retain local businesses, seek new economic opportunities, and develop new partnerships to drive economic growth. We are seeking a new Executive Director with the vision and skills to continue the significant momentum that has been created over the past few years."
- MissoulaWorks was created to provide positive life changing job opportunities for anyone who is looking for employment.
MissoulaWorks has special expertise in working with low-income and previously incarcerated individuals living in the Missoula Community, and we excel at working with all levels of experience, skill and background.
- Bozeman officials say they want decisive leadership from next city manager
Commissioners have said they hope to have a new administrator in place by late summer or early fall.
- 10 neat businesses for sale in Montana
Retirement is making way for a new generation of entrepreneurs, and it's put some interesting, even iconic, businesses on the market in Montana.
- MEDA Conference Presentations and Photos
Thanks to our host Great Falls Development Authority,presenters, sponsors, and attendees!
- Florence Building owner needs business partner for rooftop restaurant and bar in Missoula, Montana
The owners of the building are looking for someone with means and experience to start a rooftop bar/restaurant above the seventh floor, and they're listening to proposals.
- Video: Thompson Falls, Montana local CJ's BBQ sauce
You can find a lot in Thompson Falls if you're looking for good food, but when it comes to barbeque one woman is the go-to: Cathy Shear and CJ's Gourmet BBQ sauce http://www.cjsbarbecue.net/
- Flyvines are an innovative and unique solution to fly fishing's chief environmental hindrance: fly line.
Buy Flyvines products -- you'll be accessorizing with style while upcycling a product that would otherwise negatively impact the environment.
- News & Updates, Business for Montana's Outdoors - Preserving Our Outdoor Assets for Tomorrow's Entrepeneurs
Keep up the good work of making Montana proud.
- Coworking space with Mamalode available in fabulous downtown Missoula by the river.
I'm in love with our office http://www.mamalode.com . Downtown. By the river trail (and caras park), wave, yoga and surrounded by restaurants (ahem, The Notorious PIG BBQ, I love you.)
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- S#!t yeah! Swearing makes you stronger
If you've ever lifted something unexpectedly heavy while uttering coarse expletives, you'll be happy to learn that psychologists have now shown that swearing aloud actually makes you a little bit stronger.
- SpaceX outlines plans for 2019 launch of space-based broadband
Citing figures from the FCC, Cooper said that 34 million American lack access to 25 mbps broadband service, and that there is a big disparity between those living in urban and rural areas, where more than 39 percent of people lack access to "advanced telecommunications capability." Looking to level the playing field, SpaceX plans to launch high-speed, reliable and affordable broadband internet to users in the US and around the world.
- The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked
"The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims.[...] The risks at stake are profound and represent a fundamental threat to our sovereignty." Alex Younger, head of MI6, December, 2016
- The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data
A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow.
- Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2017: An Inspiring Look at What's Right in Government
This year's awardees offer a fresh set of stories that are filled with good ideas.
- Growing pains in Kuna, Idaho: Small-town, rural feel attracting more people
"The town is exploding," said Miller, now owner of Stubbs Realty in Kuna, where he sells many of those houses. People come for the small-town atmosphere and low home prices, he said.
- Oregon tech in the doldrums? Job growth flatlines
The Silicon Forest is in a slump.
Regional Economic Development
- Comcast, Charter Communications step into wireless together
The companies said that while they'll offer wireless services separately to customers, behind the scenes they'll work together on things like customer billing and managing the platform customers use to order devices.
- Robots May Help Build Your Next Home and Fill the Labor Gap
For all the concern over automation removing jobs from the workforce, companies like Blueprint are actually helping to ease a labor shortage that has crimped construction of residences and commercial properties across the country.
- In a Beijing ballroom, Kushner family flogs $500,000 'investor visa' to wealthy Chinese
President Trump's vow to crack down on immigration, as well as criticism from members of Congress, has led to questions about the future of a program known here as the "golden visa."
- Looking for Progress in America's Smaller Legacy Cities: A Report for Place-based Funders - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
This paper describes a study tour undertaken by representatives from four Federal Reserve Banks and more than two dozen place-based funders.
- Missoula College Approved for First Registered Finance Apprenticeship in State
"This is especially exciting, as the registered finance apprenticeship is going to open up two-year degrees as an option for students who may not have had that opportunity before,"
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Lev'sonic - Through late nights and long hours, University of Wyoming student builds a business
Levente Pap knew he wanted to own a business. He thought about it as he walked around a University of Wyoming laboratory. What did people need? And, more specifically, what did chemists and researchers need?
American Prairie Reserve
- This Computer Language Is Feeding Hacker Values into Young Minds
At 10, Scratch is a popular tool to teach kids programming. But its real glory is how it imparts lessons in sharing, logic, and hackerism.
- The Rise of Machines Means You Will Never Finish Your Education - The State with the Best Education Wins!
"You need to keep learning your entire life--that's been obvious for a long time," says Mr Ng. "What you learn in college isn't enough to keep you going for the next 40 years."
- Montana's American Prarie Reserve Honors David McCullough with the Ken Burns American Heritage Prize
After all... "Almost nothing of consequence is ever accomplished alone," Mr. McCullough told attendees. "It must be a joint effort. America is a joint effort."
- How a Simple Nudge Spurred More People to Say 'Yes' to Teach for America
Teach for America places thousands of recent college graduates in urban and rural public schools across the country each year.
- Advocates Push to Revive Federal Funding for Schools Near National Forests
Rural school districts with small budgets and large swaths of National Forest land fear another year without a major source of financial support: the Secure Rural Schools program. Though there are several bills on the table in Congress, the program's future is far from secure.
- 9 gifts teachers really want for Teacher Appreciation Day - Today May 9
Teachers everywhere deserve more than just an apple or a box of chocolates. They could do without the last-minute Hallmark card or the flowers that will inevitably wilt in a week.
Funding and Building your Business
- Over fifty years ago in Sidney, Montana, people treated a stranger, someone who was different, with dignity and respect.
Over fifty years ago in a small town, people treated a stranger, someone who was different, with dignity and respect. That positive energy came into my own life tonight. By sharing this story, I want to pass it along to yours.
- Fitbit ranks Billings, Montana as 7th most active city in U.S.
If activity among Fitbit users is a competition, Billings is sitting in a pretty good place.
Connectivity & Communications
- This Swedish Politician Wants To Give Workers A Paid Sex Break
Do you want to be able to go home in the middle of the day to have sex with your partner without getting in trouble at work? Well, maybe you should consider moving to the town of Overtornea in Sweden.
- 7 Strategies For A Low Entry-Cost Sustainable Startup
If your dream has long been to start and manage your own business, there is no time like the present to get started.
- Marketing is in everything we do
Marketing is defined as an aggregate of functions involved in moving goods from producer to consumer.
- New businesses blossoming in Montana thanks to business loans from the Missoula-based Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation
The Missoula-based Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation, or CDC, provides consulting, financing, and affordable housing solutions for small business owners.
- Your Business Idea Will Change. Here's How to Deal With It
Something almost always comes up that forces you to change course. It could be an obstacle, or it could be an unexpected opportunity. Either way, your plans often need to be rethought.
- Is Pay Transparency Right For Your Company? We Asked A Few That Tried It
Pay transparency isn't that common, but with the fight for equal pay still raging, should it be?
- How to Transform Business Using Technology
Here are practical answers from a top business transformation expert.
- Here's how you should really use Google Docs
The incident puts a spotlight on Google Docs and how we collaborate with the free, Internet-based word-processing tool.
- Did Net neutrality keep broadband out of low-income neighborhoods, as FCC claims?
But that was largely due to AT&T.
- Comcast upgrades home networking with Xfinity xFi
Comcast Xfinity customers have a new app to make it easier to expand and monitor their wireless home network.
- Sinclair warned its viewers about the media's 'fake news.' Now it's about to take over some of the nation's biggest stations.
Sinclair appears unique among broadcasters for what some analysts see as a political slant to its programming --
- State Summer Special Olympic Games, 5/16-19, Missoula, Montana
Join us May 16-19 for 4 days of smiles and joy.
- Missoula's Mountain Line Seeks Community Input for Strategic Plan
We are encouraging community members to fill out the Strategic Plan Community Survey online here. The survey is short and participants will be entered to win one of three $25 Missoula Downtown Association gift cards, redeemable at over 100 area businesses.
- MNA Financial Leadership Conference, 6/14, Helena, Montana
- Community Group Launch - Montana Matriarch, 5/11, Livingston, Montana
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