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Montana Department of Commerce
Montana Politics & Legislature
- Great Falls company Australia bound for mining expo with support from The ExportMontana office at the Department of Commerce
The ExportMontana office at the Department of Commerce is organizing the trip for the businesses, which will share a Montana-branded pavilion on the show floor.
Big Sky Code Academy
- Montana Legislature fails to protect taxpayers, clean water
When it comes to protecting our state, the Legislature should do what our parents and grandparents did: look to the future.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Introducing the Beginner's Guide to Web Development
Depending on your interests, this will determine which direction you go as a developer. Want to learn more? Grab a spot in our upcoming Web Development Bootcamp, classes start 9/18/17.
Montana Office of Tourism & Economic Development
- Great Falls Development Association TOP 10 for the Week
The first economic development organization in the Rocky Mountain West to earn accreditation from the International Economic Development Council.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- The power of a strong story, breathtaking scenery 25 years after A River Runs Through It was released How Montana's visitor economy was transformed following a studio film
The impact of this single film is immeasurable when reflecting on the impact to Montana's visitor economy including fly fishing guiding, retail, restaurants, hotels, fishing lodges, real estate, construction and many more industries.
- A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry
Moheeb is part of a new program that is challenging the way teachers and students think about academic accomplishments, and his school is one of hundreds that have done away with traditional letter grades inside their classrooms.
- iConnect Montana's full-featured tier-3 data center provides the lowest total cost of ownership and meets all security, business, and regulatory requirements.
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VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- Glacier National Park using bark ranger to keep goats wild
If a man pees in the forest and a mountain goat is around to lick the salt deposit, will the goat ever leave? As it turns out, no.
Energy and Climate Change
- When the robots take over, they'll at least be able to give you a proper funeral
Does it sound and look spooky as hell? Absolutely. But in Japan, where the elderly are beginning to outnumber children, cheap, automated funeral rites may soon become the norm.
First Call Computer Solutions
- MAP: How Much Climate Change Will Cost Each U.S. County
It's not just an environmental issue, and for the first time, researchers have calculated global warming's potential economic impact on each county.
- Minnesota has the best community solar program -- here's why
Minnesota's program is also terrific because it's showing that we can expand solar with in-state expertise.
- Rocky Mountain Power, solar advocates, reach a deal on an alternative to utility's net-metering program
In a settlement released Monday evening, Rocky Mountain Power, solar advocates and several state agencies outlined the details of the new agreement that includes a plan to decrease the value of credits customers receive from the utility in exchange for the excess power their panels generate.
- This Low-Cost, Organic Material Could Bring Solar Energy to All Electronics
Now, a new innovation could potentially double the amount of that energy that can be converted into electricity.
Come Home Montana
- Tap into the true pulse of your company with these 14 tactics
What's a really good way to get an accurate reading on the pulse of your company from your employees?
- Montana Career Opportunity - Business Manager - Big Sky Commerce
This energetic, enthusiastic, and career-minded individual will help manage communications and bolster company growth in the payment-processing industry.
- Winifred, Montana population 200, has new world-class hotel, needs workers
"Hopefully we can find more people to work," he said. "We're trying to keep our town from drying up but at the same sense we're up against the wall with workforce. Everyone is working and we need more people."
- Big Sky Fulfillment - Is Fulfillment Montana's Next Big Industry?
Big Sky Fulfillment http://www.bigskyfulfillment.com helps local companies graduate from overflowing basements, unorganized shelves and unreliable shipping processes.
- Change Your World. Be Motivated
It's not the size of your flippers.
- Pipeline To Leadership Bozeman Launch - Women's Foundation Of Montana - 9/14
Join the Women's Foundation of Montana and friends at the Baxter Hotel on Thursday, September 14th from 6:30-8pm to help us celebrate our newest project to promote more women to leadership in Montana.
- George Kerscher of Missoula develops tech for those with disabilities
"His understanding and knowledge of the social implications as well as the emerging scientific trends in technology and information presentation for the blind, combined with his energy, enthusiasm and boldness, inspire and garner respect around the globe." former UM President George Dennison
- Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte photographed, fingerprinted after assault conviction
Gianforte, 56, pleaded guilty in June to assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on May 24. Jacobs said Gianforte "body slammed" him and broke his glasses when he asked a question about a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act that had passed the U.S. House. Audio taken by Jacobs recorded the sounds of a scuffle followed by Gianforte yelling, "Get the hell out of here!"
- Job service offices to close in Anaconda, Dillon, Hamilton and Lewistown
The Job Service offices duties include providing workforce training and helping people find employment in their communities.
Incubators and R&D
- Boise State retention numbers draw national recognition
"Our first-year retention rate is now up to somewhere between 78 percent and 80 percent, depending on how you count. And it's amazing when you stop and think, that was 60 percent a few years ago," BSU President Bob Kustra said
Regional Economic Development
- How co-working space and incubators differ
It may be easier to understand the differences between the two paradigms by recognizing the elements and assets they share.
- How Professionals Choose Where To Live
So, what does it take to attract them?
Utah Economic Development
- Gov. Herbert announces new IT education pathway in Utah
The Governor's Office of Economic Development and Silicon Slopes Wednesday announced the IT Pathways Program -- a partnership with tech companies and schools aimed at developing a career path to train and bolster the Beehive State's current below-capacity tech workforce.
- Elected officials want Rocky Mountain Power to invest more in rural Utah
Some rural state and county leaders are asking Utah's largest electric utility to put more of its money in areas with its biggest customer base.
- Silicon Slopes moves to give Utah tech leaders a greater voice in education, public policy
While the program is still in the design stage, Betts said it will help address the three main issues facing Utah's tech industry: diversity, recruiting and education.
- Epic Challenges Are Gripping Jackson Hole But For Hank Phibbs Surrender Is Not An Option
More than three decades ago, you were among a group of citizens who advanced the concept of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, believing that conservationists, public land managers, local governments and the varying stakeholders needed to engage in bioregional thinking to save species like grizzly bears. What has worked and what hasn't?
- University of Wyoming looking to add tourism degree program
University of Wyoming is looking to add a tourism bachelor's degree program in an effort to help diversify the state's economy.
Montana Education Excellence
- College of Idaho Announces Presidential Change
Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field--empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- Northwest Montana's Higher Education Advocate Robert Nystuen
It's the first time in years that Northwest Montana has had a high-ranking regent from this region, and the position provides an important local voice involved in overseeing the state's universities and colleges.
- Flathead Valley Homeschoolers Producing Feature-Length Film - Concerning Queens and Laundry Maids to be released in February 2018
"In public school, you don't have time for this kind of thing," Brown says. "When you're homeschooled, you can just dream up something, and then everyone who's interested can do it."
- Montana State University seeks businesses, faculty, individuals to sponsor student engineering projects
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are currently looking for companies, citizens and MSU faculty interested in sponsoring these projects, which represent a culmination of the knowledge the up-and-coming engineers have learned in their chosen fields.
- "Kids Empower Pack" - Missoula Food Bank to feed hundreds of kids with weekend program
Kids Empower Pack is a childhood nutrition program providing healthy meals to students who experience chronic hunger when away from school.
- What Started as a Business Plan at the University of Montana.... Griz Montana Lager from Big Sky Brewing
Here's to GRIZ Montana Lager, here's to 125 years of education.
Funding and Building your Business
- Montana Farmer and Businessman Tim Crawford Aims To Prevent Bozeman, Montana From Turning Into Southern California
Crawford's rule: If you are going to move to a place, become a responsible citizen by educating yourself about its special qualities and then fight like hell to prevent them from ruin by people who don't know any better.
- Video: Elon Musk in 1999 before Tesla, Space X and Paypal. Wonder what ever happened to this guy...
McLaren F1 delivered.
- Why CEOs Should Share Their Anxiety About the Future
How often do we see leaders follow the bad news by saying, "Damned if I know how it's going to turn out. We've got really serious problems." That's sharing anxiety.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Tech Tools, Dashboards Help Boston Spark Citizen Interest in Open Data
Future efforts may involve predictive analytics as city contemplates the future of putting public information to work for a better quality of life.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Tell Us Something - "Up The Blackfoot" - 9/10 - Missoula, Montana
As part of the "In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival(A River Runs Through It), 8 storytellers share their true personal stories about the Big Blackfoot River.
- Early Stage: This Y Combinator startup helps blind people 'see' using sonar
Every five seconds a blind person goes to the hospital for a head injury, according to the Suno founders.
- 5 ways 3D printing could totally change medicine
"At the moment 3D printing is at the cutting edge of medical research, but in the future the technology will be taken for granted by all of us in healthcare."
- The Road Trip of the Future
In the coming decades, brisk innovation in car technologies will unlock extraordinary changes in how we get around, the landscapes we drive through, and much, much more.
- Pulitizer-prize Winning Editor To Speak At Exceptional Women Event - 9/29 - Billings, Montana
- 7th Annual Montana Clean Energy Fair - 9/16 - Helena, Montana
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