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The longer you wait for the future, the shorter it will be. Loesje
World-renowned Venture Investor Michael Goguen To Discuss Promise And Perils Of Gene Editing - 2/20 - Kalispell - http://www.matr.net/ev ... =6768 --- Rich Barton, Former Microsoft Executive, Spring 2018 Orser Speaker, 02/22, Bozeman - http://www.matr.net/ev ... =6757
Montana Photonics Industry
Montana Politics & Legislature
- Laser technology in Gallatin Valley: The future is now
The next time you unlock your phone or snap a photo, the technology used to complete the task may have come from right here in Montana.
Montana's Outdoor Recreation Economy
- Montana's changing economic geography
Montana's changing economic geography is only beginning to penetrate the state's policy discussions. For example, the state traditionally utilizes revenue from resource extraction to fund its budget and lower taxes on other sectors. A decline in oil tax revenue of 62 percent from 2013 to 2016 demonstrates how over-reliance on natural resource revenue can lead to budget gaps and spending cuts.
Great Falls Development Authority
- 'Untapped and unrealized potential': Montana Parks in Focus Commission talks challenges, solutions for Montana State Parks
A commission tasked with steering the future of Montana State Parks met for the first time Friday, taking an initial dive into financial and cultural challenges that have troubled the park system for decades.
- Back Country Horsemen Of Missoula Membership Meeting - 2/24 - Missoula
You can help perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses and mules in America's back country and wilderness.
- The Vast Economic Footprint of the Outdoor Recreation Industry
The outdoor recreation industry grew faster in 2016 than the rest of the U.S. economy.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Here is our Top 12 for this week, celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy.
WE ARE Hungry to Grow the Great Falls regional economy, create higher wage jobs, build our tax base, improve our market competitiveness, and enhance the quality of life and economic opportunity for residents of Great Falls, Cascade County and the entire 13-county Great Falls trade area.
- "March For Our Lives" - 3/24 - The United States Of America
The Students Speak: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/students-call-on-congress-to-act-on-gun-control/
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- Master Chef Ray Risho's Ports Of Call - The Missouri River July 10-13, 2018
Travel with Ray and his team on a guided excursion through the White Cliffs of the Missouri River Breaks with culinary delights every day.
Energy and Climate Change
- 5 Ways Blockchain Is Changing The Face Of Innovation of 2018
There are many potential benefits behind blockchain, some of which depend on how the technology is used, yet its potential uses are still being determined.
- As China marches forward on AI, the White House is silent
In July, China unveiled a plan to become the world leader in artificial intelligence and create an industry worth $150 billion to its economy by 2030.
- Google hopes AI can predict heart disease by looking at retinas
I can look into your eyes and see straight to your heart.
- Workforce programs will need to be overhauled in the age of artificial intelligence
Workers need to be prepared for a future in which they may have to develop a larger skillset than ever before.
Come Home Montana
- Graphene filter makes even Sydney Harbour water drinkable - in one step
As well as being extremely strong and an excellent conductor of heat and electricity, graphene has proven itself to be an effective water filter.
- Blockchain Consortium Aims to Create an 'Energy eBay'
Electron is working on the project with heavyweights including EDF and Shell.
- Archie Bray, Lewis & Clark Library branches in Augusta, Lincoln go solar as part of green energy initiatives
Also this fall, the Lewis & Clark Library installed solar panels at its branch libraries in Augusta and Lincoln, joining the Helena branch in going solar.
- 'It's not fast enough. It's not big enough. There's not enough action.'
In short, the world is off target.
- Why a Posh Montana Ski Town May Use Treated Wastewater for Snowmaking
A ski resort town near Yellowstone National Park is growing faster than its water supplies can last. So local leaders have identified an important role for the community's treated wastewater: snowmaking.
Developing Funding Opportunities in Montana
- Montana Career Opportunity - Chief of Staff, Office of the President - University of Montana - Only current UM Employees are eligible
Highly developed verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills; including an acute emotional intelligence required to effectively communicate the position of the President on a multitude of issues.
- Frontier Angels Back 4 More Emerging Technology Companies
On the local front, we are meeting with dozens of Montana-based technology companies and providing advice and support to help them accelerate their growth path.
MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative
- 40 Under Forty: Standout Billings business leaders
They don't make under-40-year-olds like they use to. Lucky for us.
- Eduardo Garcia To Appear At MSU Screening Of 'Charged' On March 5
"This inspirational film will leave viewers with a revitalized perspective on their own lives."
- Why What You Say Reveals More Than You Think
People's word choices can reveal such things as their mental health, ability to persuade or even if they'll default on a loan.
- How to prepare your kids for career success
There is plenty you can do to help set them up for their best shot at success.
- Microsoft's president says liberal arts majors are necessary for the future of tech
Microsoft president Brad Smith and EVP of AI and research Harry Shum wrote in their new book "The Future Computed" that "one of the most important conclusions" of Microsoft's recent research into artificial intelligence is that lessons from liberal arts will be critical to unleashing the full potential of AI.
- 5 Rare Signs That Prove You Were Meant to Lead People
What I'm suggesting here is what will ultimately appeal to human emotions and result in unprecedented business outcomes.
- Gianforte Staff to Hold Office Hours in Daniels, Roosevelt, Wheatland Counties 2/21 and 2/23
Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte announced that a member of his staff will conduct mobile office hours soon in central and northeast Montana.
- Very informative conversation with President Trump's advisor on Net Neutrality, Dr. Roslyn Layton. Well worth a listen.
True Leadership! - Montana Governor's Executive Order Would Force Net Neutrality
- How does Montana's congressional delegation stay in touch?
"The reason politicians are doing tele-town halls is to try to avoid dramatic press clips of a constituent asking hard questions they don't really want to answer or a lot of protests that then go viral," Johnson said. That's why they do these things in a much more controlled environment."
- Missoula telecommunications firm lauds federal effort to increase broadband access
"Any time steps are taken to eliminate or reduce the amount of permitting we have to do in order to deploy broadband, it's a good thing," he said. "This bill takes important steps to limit the overhead involved with putting more broadband facilities in the ground." Jason Williams, the CEO of Blackfoot Telecommunications in Missoula
- Senator Jon Tester talks infrastructure with Bozeman city leaders
The senator's visit was part of a series of trips across the state "to get a priority list" of Montana communities' infrastructure needs.
Incubators and R&D
- Companies spend billions on data farms in other states. Not Idaho. Here's why
"We are missing out on an industry that wants to come here,"
- Stanford breakthrough uses stem cells to create possible cancer vaccine
If the study can be replicated in humans this research could pave the way for a groundbreaking personalized cancer treatment that essentially vaccinates patients against many types of tumors.
Oregon Economic Development
- Oregon's science superstars: A look at a few of the state's top research minds
Oregon is home to a number of elite scientists who have made advances in cancer treatment, oceanography, climate change, chemistry, biology and physics.
Regional Economic Development
- Is Oregon great? Science projects aim to put the state's universities on the map
The University of Oregon breaks ground March 2 on the first phase of what it says will be a $1 billion campus with a mandate to make scientific discoveries - and quickly.
- Economic Development in Your Community - Keep Your Eye on the Prize
Is your community's economic development progress stalled? Make sure that you've aligned with these three items:
Montana Education Excellence
- Wyoming 2018 Budget Session will work on economic diversification, government efficiency, reducing deficit
In Wyoming, we believe in leaving things better than we found them. Be it our jobs, water, lands or communities, our strong work ethic and commitment to making things better for current and future generations is unwavering.
- A University of, by and for the People - Montana State University - Happy 125th Birthday
Maurice Hilleman's college in Bozeman, Montana State University, turns 125 this month. It is one of the government-supported land-grant colleges established by the Morrill Act, which Abraham Lincoln signed into law in 1862 to educate the children of farm and factory workers, "the sons of toil." A statue of Lincoln sculpted by the alumnus Jim Dolan is to be unveiled on campus on Friday for the anniversary.
- President Seth Bodnar Convenes the University of Montana Planning Committee to develop a clear and intentional course for our University.
I hope you will follow the work of the UPC and provide your ideas to the conversation.
- Committees weigh Montana Tech's future
At this writing, two committees underway at Montana Tech are working to define what the Butte-based university is and what it might become. One is wrapping up its work, and one is just getting started.
- Meet the 4 candidates interviewing for Montana State University Billings' top job
Just one of the four candidates -- Susan Elrod -- agreed to speak with The Gazette prior to their visits to campus.
Funding and Building your Business
- Bozeman must plan for thousands of new residents
Even if Gallatin's growth rate were to level out, the county could receive another 55,000 people by 2045.
Connectivity & Communications
- 15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)
11. "What did you do to prepare for this meeting today?"
- Puppies, protest training and other perks that interest employees
Ikea gives all staff their children's first day at school off.
- Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It
It's what holds all three together or everything crumbles.
- SpaceX wants to beam Internet down to Earth. Here's how it will start.
The goal of SpaceX and almost a dozen other companies is to deliver fast, reliable Internet access to virtually everyone.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- These Savvy Cities Are Using Tech To Spark Citizen Engagement
From Athens to San Jose to Anchorage, mayors are mobilizing residents to help solve problems and to strengthen their communities.
- FITT360 is a 360-degree wearable camera that can capture everything around you, wherever you go
According to the page, it will let you livestream your vision and review your footage to upload it to social media. It can even double as a wireless headset for music-listening and answering calls.
- This Breakthrough Membrane Can Produce Both Drinking Water and Lithium
They would offer an improved, and more selective, method of water filtration than the commonly used reverse osmosis membrane, which requires additional pumping to remove contaminants that the relatively porous membranes are not able to catch.
- Sydney, Australia commuters get chance to trial on-demand buses
Pricing for a standard trip will range from $2.60 to $5.60, and customers will be able to book online, by phone or via an app on their smart device.
- Sustainable Missoula: Transit key to city's balanced future
Traffic congestion, to take the obvious example, is the result of everyone's choices in response to everyone's situation.
- This Solar-Powered RV Runs Without Fuel Or Charging Stations
This motorhome is built for the open road, with a sleek design and head-to-toe solar panels so you never have to worry about finding the next charging station.
- This Smart Speed Bump Only Punishes Cars Driving Way Too Fast
Designed to slow traffic down in high pedestrian areas, the bumps can cause damage to your car's shock absorption system even when driven over at a moderate speed.
- Reimagining The Gas Station Of The Future
In electric vehicles are the future of transportation, can gas stations be re-imagined into centers promoting exercise and healthy eating?
- How walkable is your city? Tool aims to make pedestrians safer and happier
Walkability is a crucial first step in creating sustainable transportation in an urban environment.
- The Laser Maps Behind Cadillac's Superb Self-Driving Skills
By bouncing lasers off of 130,000 miles of highway, Ushr created a map that includes every curve, lane split, merge, toll booth, and bridge.
- Retaining Employees Through Benefits Lunch +Learn, 02/27, Bozeman
- FREE Small Business Webinar - "Introduction To Government Contracting" - 3/1
- Women's Group At Missoula Tech Company To Host Free Career Development Workshop Open To All Genders - 2/22
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