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"We speak about the decline of the humanities without fully recognizing how it has hurt our society. If we want our nation to heal and thrive, we must put the study of literature, history and philosophy back at the center of our curricula and require that students study complex works—not just difficult ones." -- By Paula Marantz Cohen -- The Humanities' Decline Makes Us Morally Obtuse -- http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
How To Sell To The State Of Montana, 10/04, Bozeman http://www.matr.net/ev ... =7006
2018 Montana Politics
Montana Department of Commerce
- Watch the full Montana U.S. House debate
MTN News and Yellowstone Public Radio hosted a debate between the three candidates who are vying for Montana's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives..
- Montana U.S. Senate Debate
Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) debated his Republican challenger, Matt Rosendale, at the Montana PBS Missoula Studio.
Montana Economic Developers Association
- National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund Grants for Underrepresented Communities
The Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities program supports the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among National Historic Landmarks.
- Butte Preservation Project a Finalist for Funding and Needs Your Vote
"Projects like this are so important to downtown revitalization efforts in our Main Street communities across the state," Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote said. "So, let's get online and vote for this amazing historic preservation project."
- October Montana Economic Developers Association News and...Let's Update your MEDA Info
If you haven't checked it out yet, we have a refreshed MEDA http://www.medamembers.org/ website!
- NorthWestern Energy Seeks First General Increase in Montana Electric Rates Since 2009
The rate request reflects the company's significant investment in its electric transmission and distribution system and customer-service initiatives.
Great Falls Development Authority
- In this month's TechLink news: Seal Whiskers, Bats and Optimizing Caffeine Levels - Technology you can commercialize.
Do you have questions or need more information on a specific technology? Let's talk.
The Telecommuting and Gig Workforce in Montana
- Here is our Top 17 for last week, celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy.
Eagle Jet Solutions ground breaking at Great Falls International Airport -- will be the largest private aircraft hangar in Montana!
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- 10 highest-paying gig economy jobs: How to become a six-figure-earning freelancer
So what is driving the growth of high-earning independent workers?
Energy and Climate Change
- The Tech Generation Desperately Needs Wilderness Therapy
A guide at a wilderness therapy organization observes an increasing number of teens coming in to treat technology addiction
Come Home Montana
- Billionaire-Backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures Makes 7 More Investments
The fund started by Bill Gates backs R&D into fusion power, capturing water from the air and carbon in concrete, and other long-range efforts.
- "The End of the World as We Know It: The Consequences of Extreme Climate Disruption for Business and Democracy."
"We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it." Barack Obama
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Career Opportunity - Entrepreneurial Development Program Manager|Senior Business Advisor (SBDC) - Big Sky Economic Development
Join Our Internationally Accredited Economic Development Team
- Montana Career Opportunities - Mid and Entry Level CNC Machinists - Boeing
Join our Commercial Airplanes fabrication team in Helena, Mont. as an entry- or mid-level CNC machinist.
- Montana Department of Commerce to launch Division Administrator search
The administrator of the office oversees Montana's core economic development, business assistance, and tourism marketing programs.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Senior Software Engineer, Junior Software Engineer, Senior Database Administrator (DBA), Software Product Manager, Scrum Master and more... - Schedulicity
Schedulicity is the leading online appointment, class and workshop scheduling system and platform for discovering and booking local services in more than 50 different industries.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Senior Full-Stack Engineer, Senior Full-Stack Engineer, Software Development Intern, Software Development Intern and more...- Workiva
Workiva started with an idea: to make complex collaboration easy.
- NSF Grant Awarded to Establish University of Montana I-Corps Site
The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Montana funding to stimulate STEM research and innovation with commercialization potential.
Montana Economic Development
- Winston Rod | Under the Big Sky Video
This video tells the story of Winston Rods through the lens of Annette and her 30 year career at Winston, wherein she started out buffing and polishing metal and has since earned her place as a rod designer and manager of one of the foremost rod companies on the planet.
- Billings Tourism Business Education Roundtable, 10/17, Billings
Why you should attend: Because policy decisions affect our state's multi-billion dollar tourism industry and it is important to be informed of the facts around the value of tourism for all Montana families.
- Bozeman Tourism Business Education Roundtable, 10/30, Bozeman
You are cordially invited to a lunch forum to discuss and learn more about our state's tourism industry with Yellowstone Country and Bozeman businesses and leaders.
- Montana manufacturers to offer public tours as part of national event
"If you've ever wondered how things are made, these tours are a great way to find out," said Paddy Fleming, director of Montana Manufacturing Extension Center at Montana State University.
- 2018 Montana Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The 2018 inductees are Sarah Calhoun, Bill Ballard, and Bob and Penni Nance.
- Exports play large role in Montana economy
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, International exports play a large role in the Montana economy with more than $1.6 billion in Montana goods being bought by other countries in 2017.
MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative
- Public Discussion On Economic Development In Butte, Montana - 10/04
Much of the BLDCs work is targeting gains in manufacturing, tourism, and other sectors. And if these sectors can grow in significant ways, he said, growth in retail should come along with it.
- How This Leadership Researcher Became the Secret Weapon for Oprah, Pixar, IBM, and Melinda Gates
An Oprah-endorsed leadership consultant to the likes of Pixar, IBM, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Brown, 52, is extremely well known in some circles.
- Adopt An Entrepreneur Mindset To Enhance Your Career
No matter what your role or level as an employee, if you can keep the big picture in perspective, you will do better in your career, get more positive feedback, advance more rapidly, and get the pay raises you desire more often.
- The next big step after an interview: Crafting a thank-you letter
One of the most crucial steps during the interview process is one that can easily be underestimated -- writing a thank-you letter.
- Are You a 'Good-ish' Person? How to Push Past Your Biases
The Person You Mean To Be: How Good People Fight Bias also encourages readers to see themselves as "good-ish," a term that Chugh says leaves room for personal growth rather than condemnation.
- To Live An Interesting Life
I wanted to live an interesting life. Not a rich one. Not a long one. And maybe not even an exciting one. But I wanted it to be interesting to one person, and one person only - myself.
- FCC Sets Rules for 5G Infrastructure, Limiting State and Local Control
The new industry-backed regulations are likely to attract lawsuits from state and local government groups that worry they will cost them revenue, make it easier for internet providers to sue them and do little to address the digital divide.
- Texas billionaire Wilks brothers put gates on popular Forest Service road near Boise
A popular road in the Boise Foothills used by hunters and other recreationists has new gates and "no trespassing" signs as the billionaire Wilks brothers of Texas continue to exert their private-property rights in Idaho.
- 23 Reasons Why Japan Is Already Living In the Future
Japan is an incredibly technologically advanced nation. Visiting their fair isles is like taking a time machine to the future.
- California tests limits of state power, from internet to boardrooms
"If you avoid passing laws because of a risk that it will be overturned in court, then you're never going to push the envelope on anything," said state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco
- In holiday 'war for talent,' retailers offer turkey dinners and haircut deals to lure temp workers
In other words: Retailers need help -- and they're desperate.
- Steve Bullock: Striving for good jobs for all Americans
The economy of the future will require schools to partner with businesses and provide better career information to youths so they are prepared for whatever their futures may hold. It will demand sustained investment in apprenticeships and job-training programs, as well as forming direct connections between education and job training.
Montana Education Excellence
- Blockchain may boost Wyoming property records
Eager to apply new technology, Wyoming explores opportunities at the county level.
- Wyoming lawmakers think it's time for a crypto bank
Inside this bank will be no vault doors, no safe deposit boxes, no small bowls of lollipops or even a teller. Rather, this bank will exist inside of servers in some undisclosed location and, rather than money, could one day hold something no bank in the United States currently allows: cryptocurrency, a digital, encrypted form of currency that is quickly becoming the standard for web-dwelling merchants of the 21st century.
Funding and Building your Business
- Montana State University invites feedback about final draft of new strategic plan
The new plan describes the strategic direction of the university. It includes statements about the university's vision, mission and values. It also lists several areas of intentional focus and goals, as well as metrics to help measure progress toward those goals and specific actions to take to help reach them.
- Podcast: The Downside of Applying Lean Startup Principles
The Lean Startup is a bestselling business book by Eric Ries that has become a global revolution with followers in 17 countries.
- These are the most common questions that college grads ask employers
It's a job seeker's market, so employers need to be prepared to think about how to make their companies stand out.
- 12 Crazy Things You Should Know About WeWork, the Coworking Company Valued at $20 Billion
The company started in New York in 2010 and is now in 56 cities in 18 countries.
- The Best Interview Question To Test If Candidates Are Great At Customer Service
The important thing to remember when interviewing candidates for a customer service position is that customer service is very much situationally and contextually driven.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Montana centenarian credits Cheetos for long life
I WANNA PARTY WITH HER: I was very much amused by an email I got from the state the other day in which they were going to honor Montana's centenarians.
- This man has helped shape Google search almost from the start
Ben Gomes played a role in making Google's first, most familiar service a phenomenon in the first place. Now he's guiding it into the future.
- Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web
With an ambitious decentralized platform, the father of the web hopes it's game on for corporate tech giants like Facebook and Google.
- Let a 'Human Uber' Live Your Life So You Don't Have To
The future is here, and so are strangers in iPad masks pretending to be you.
- Your Next Car Will Be Self-Driving--If You Buy a Car at All
Self-driving vehicles are up and running in one Phoenix suburb, and automotive engineer Lawrence D. Burns writes in 'Autonomy' that they'll be ubiquitous in a decade.
- Is it the end of the road for asphalt and concrete?
Asphalt and concrete are ubiquitous in the world's transport infrastructure. Can these pricey, unsustainable materials be overtaken? Meet five contenders in the road race.
- Denver Wants Travelers to Ditch Their Cars
A new initiative will provide access to the city's shared mobility services to get commuters to find alternatives to driving alone.
- Food & Beverage Innovation & Collaboration -10/8 - Missoula
- MSU's Engineers Without Borders To Host Annual Fundraiser -10/13 - Bozeman
MSU’s Engineers Without Borders is a student-led group that has improved the lives of tens of thousands of schoolchildren and community members in the Khwisero region of Kenya over the past 13 years.
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