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Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Attracting Prosperity: What Do You Have to Believe to Prosper as an Entrepreneur?
A "have to belief" is a way of understanding that resonates so deeply with your sense of purpose, meaning, and service that you willingly embrace it and subordinate your choices to it. A "have to belief" is one that you hold with conscious commitment and self-reflective awareness, knowing that it is a belief (not a fact) and being responsible for the ways this belief endows your life with meaning, purpose, and focus.
- Pennsylvania Governor Stresses Skilled Workforce. Laptop for every student.
A Pennsylvania initiative included in the newly passed budget, Rendell highlighted, authorizes $200 million to provide each student in Pennsylvania public schools from fourth grade upward with an Internet-equipped laptop computer.
- Report Says Improving Rural Education More Than Books & Mortar
To continue to improve rural educational outcomes the authors recommend increasing positive family engagement with the schools and social capital, the main factor affecting student achievement.
- Free ParKids program in Yellowstone set for early August
A free three-day camp focusing on Yellowstone National Park's thermal features will be offered for kids 8- to 12-years old in August.
- Busy two days for environmental philosopher at University of Montana. "Exploring the Landscapes of Environmental Thought"
Rolston said he’ll tell his fellow panelists and the audience Thursday that when it comes to the environment there are certain things neither science nor economics can teach, and that people must look to religion or something like it to solve problems.
Montana Economic Development
- Sidney’s program being used as model for other e-waste projects
Sidney and Bozeman were the only two cities in Montana to host the state’s first e-waste recycling collection events last year.
- Grains of Montana set to spread franchises across the United States
"What I'm finding is there is a mystique about Montana," Wilscam said. "You think of Montana and you think about flour just like when you think of Idaho, you think of Idaho potatoes."
- Communication breakdown. Project Vote Smart on the move?
Jim Foley, UM’s executive vice president, says he doesn’t know what transpired during those past discussions, but says he’d like to reexamine the possibility of a partnership.
- Rolling Stones hit Missoula Grizzly Stadium on Oct. 6 and Boise on Nov. 14 on American tour
"A Bigger Bang" coming to Montana
Funding and Building your Business
- Forward Blackfeet Community members hear ideas for furthering small business.
“We want to collaborate with all these groups for a one-stop, small business development center.”
- Chamber kick starts Montana technology infrastructure discussion
“Any community can be a technology center,”
- Bitterroot Resort officials update county commissioners
“There will be a Bitterroot Resort,” Jim Gill, chief operating officer for the resort said. “The question is if it will be a private or public resort.”
- AvMax lays out slow, steady expansion plans in Great Falls, MT
"This is a very small investment for a great partnership," said Schweitzer of the job training grant. "We need to invest in order to harvest."
- Top Ten Tax Deductions For Professionals
Many professionals miss out on all kinds of deductions every year simply because they aren't aware of them--or because they neglect to keep the records necessary to back them up.
- Execs discuss innovation
How do you incorporate innovation in your everyday operations?
- VCs Try To Get Down With Young CEOs. Today's start-up founders need less cash and are choosier about their financiers.
Many older tech investors, eager not to miss out, are going to great lengths to shed fuddy-duddy images and ingratiate themselves with this younger generation.
- How Google Works. What Other CIO's Can Learn
Google's information management approach, which often goes unnoticed, is both highly effective and efficient. And may be the way other organizations deploy technology in the future.
- The Art of Firing
Look in the mirror.
- Low-ball your employees, and you do the same to customers
In-N-Out Burgers is a good example of how to do it correctly.
Regional Economic Development
- Insurance, Business Leaders Hold Forum on Keeping Workers in Iowa
"Higher education is a magnet that brings young people to Iowa,'' he said. "If we give them a good education, show them a good enough time while they're here, we'll get our fair share of those who want to do their careers here.''
- Managing a Global Workforce. How Google Works
"We took the data center, we shrunk it, put it in a brightly colored box and rolled one into every office," Merrill explains. "Then we built a whole bunch of tools that work in the background to verify that the LDAP change made in one place is replicated to all the other offices-in-a-box around the world."
- The Most Inventive Towns in America. Small Towns Are Hubs For Innovators
The tinkerers who helped build America haven't disappeared -- they're right next door. Our search for small-town patent hubs found surprising innovations from coast to coast.
- Transformative Investments: Unleashing the Potential of American Cities
In this presentation, Bruce Katz discusses the profound demographic, economic, social, and cultural forces reshaping the nation, how these broad forces give cities the best chance to compete in decades, and how cities are increasingly making Transformative Investments to realize their full potential.
South Dakota Economic Development
- Idaho Commerce and Labor Connections Newsletter July 2006
- Baiting the hook. Idaho fishing for qualified doctors
“Financially, there’s a huge difference between specializing and going the rural route,” Wolfe said. “But I feel that from the quality of life that I want, money isn’t a huge issue.”
- 2000 Boise tech startup starts turning a profit. MobileDataforce CEO Ken Benedict discusses the challenges and satisfactions of entrepreneurship
Kevin Benedict, CEO of MobileDataforce, a Boise company that creates business software, says some potential early investors missed an opportunity because they didn't understand his company.
Washington State Business
- Group Working To Promote South Dakota Region. Development Agencies Have Different Shapes, Sizes
"We want to try to create what we would like to be, as opposed to just letting things happen,"
- $25 million more for Zillow. Online real estate startup is spreading its wings
There's no doubt about it. Zillow.com has firmly set its sights on becoming the dominant player in the online real estate sector.
Universities and Economic Development
- Cody, Wyoming businesses rev up for Hells Angels
But Hells Angels, with their outlaw image, aren’t just any bikers, and not everyone is rolling out the welcome mat.
- Wyoming doesn't make FutureGen cut
Wyoming has been cut from a list of prospective sites to host the world's first ever zero-emissions coal-fueled power plant.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- University of Arizona says Prop. 301 a boon to research, creativity
Universities receive 10 percent of the 301 money, with a mandate to fund research and technology development, to expand online and distance education, and to prepare students for a high-tech economy.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- MSU management class seeks businesses for consultation
During the four-month course, students will help manage special consulting projects requested by area businesses.
- University of Montana Program Helps People with Disabilities Work with Computers
A 2004 Forrester Research Inc. study found that 57 percent of working-age Americans could benefit from technology to make computers more accessible because they have reduced eyesight, limb discomfort, hearing loss or other impairments.
- No Regrets. At the release of his 26th book, best-selling Montana author James Lee Burke looks back—and doesn’t hold back—on a lifetime of writing.
‘Believe me, people do not go to their graves regretting their sins. They go to their graves regretting the lives and deeds they did not live.’
- CraftNet August 2006
CraftNet is an international network of community colleges devising innovative ways through partnerships to develop artisan-based strengths into a sustainable growth sector for each of their areas.
- Foster Care Graduates Get Boost to Independence
The Montana Foster Care Independence Program offers a variety of services, including job and life skills training, emotional support, and money to help pay for living expenses and post-secondary education.
Making the Most of the American Prairie
- Lovecraft Biofuels is a cooperative of people with a common goal of promoting alternative fuels.
To keep these vehicles on the road, we are setting up a network of private and community fueling stations across the country.
Connectivity & Communications
- American Prairie Foundation Spring Newsletter
Our singular goal is to create the largest, most imaginative prairie-based wildlife reserve in the world.
- Why Should We Care About the Future of Universal Service?
It is critically important that a broad-based independent stakeholder process be implemented which establishes consensus on the attributes we desire from the telecommunications and information technology network serving America 10 years from today.
- Pew Internet Project Reports on Bloggers
"Blogs are as individual as the people who keep them, but this survey shows that most bloggers are primarily interested in creative, personal expression," said Lenhart. "Blogs make it easy to document individual experiences, share practical knowledge, or just keep in touch with friends and family."
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