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It's easy to get cozy in a town hugged by mountains.
11th Annual Montana Downtown Conference - 10/25-26- Bozeman -- http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Department of Commerce
Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development
- Grow With Google Economic Opportunity Initiative - 11/15 - Bozeman
"The Grow with Google event in Bozeman is a great opportunity for teachers, job seekers and businesses alike to access the digital tools and skills needed to be successful in a 21st century economy." Montana Governor Steve Bullock
- "Life in Montana is better than your vacation." Ken Fichtler
You and your company should be here in Big Sky Country
Flathead Valley Community College
- NorthWestern Energy looks to convert Billings streetlights to LEDs
NorthWestern Energy is in the early stages of a four-year program to replace existing street lights with energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights. Statewide, the company plans to replace about 43,000 streetlights through 2022.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- 1st Shift Program, 11/02, Kalispell
The 1st Shift Program is for individuals who are interested in shifting into the healthcare industry and who want to learn more about the career options and associated training.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Dorsey & Whitney - Brexit: The UK Government Issues Guidelines on the Future of Intellectual Property Laws in the Event of a 'No Deal' Brexit
This guidance covers four key areas, trade marks and designs, patents, copyright and exhaustion of IP rights.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- GFDA Top 10
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 12-county Great Falls trade area.
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- What non-required year long class do 85% of students at this school take?
Although seniors at Roseau High School are required to take an economics course, Katie believes that it's beneficial for students to take a dedicated personal finance class to get a deeper understanding of money management basics.
Energy and Climate Change
- Roubini: Cryptocurrencies Are the 'Mother of All Scams'
Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, Nouriel Roubini, professor of economics at New York University's Stern School of Business, also lays into blockchain and argues the "real revolution" is in fintech.
Come Home Montana
- Ancient Egyptian pigment may find use on power-saving roofs
The pigment emits almost 100 percent as many photons as it absorbs, doing so at an energy efficiency rate of up to 70 percent - infrared photons don't carry as much energy as visible-light photons.
- Climeworks: The ambitious startup out to reverse climate change by capturing carbon from the air Environment
Climeworks is a Swiss company at the vanguard of this technology, and having just completed a year-long pilot project collecting C02 at the world's first negative emissions power plant, is rather optimistic about the way things are headed.
- Back To Our Roots: Missoula Hosts AERO Expo And Annual Meeting Highlighting Sustainability Oct 26
The AERO Expo and Annual Meeting is a yearly opportunity to learn from as well as network and connect with experts in the fields of sustainable agriculture, clean energy, resilient communities, and self-reliance.
- The world's beer supply is threatened by climate change. That could mean a $20 six-pack.
As a primary ingredient in beer, this poses a real threat to the future global supply of frothy ales, lagers, and stouts.
- Let's protect the oceans like national parks
Lang asks us to take a lesson from the story of the US National Parks Service, offering a three-point plan for conserving underwater wonders.
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 Opportunity - GIS Program Manager - Beaverhead County
Employees assigned to this position must possess a broad knowledge of GIS as it applies to local government, a thorough knowledge of computer hardware and software systems as they relate to GIS and knowledge of GIS.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Business Advisor - Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)
This position may be based in Great Falls, Helena, Butte, or Billings, so all interested individuals are encouraged to apply.
- The city of Bozeman has launched a new podcast to highlight small businesses and entrepreneurship in the community.
To fit in with AmeriCorps' mission of fighting poverty, Bowe said he hopes the podcast inspires others to become entrepreneurs.
Montana Economic Development
- Missoula ad agency owner Wes Spiker apologizes for 'body fat' ski area flyer; pizza firm also says its ad blew it
The print ad reads "Dear extra body fat, you have two options: Make your way into my boobs or get the F-out."
- State, federal grants to bring out possibilities for Butte, Montana's Finlen Hotel
The Taras family, which owned the Finlen Hotel and complex for 40 years, sold it to Montana Tech professor J.J. Adams and three other partners in a deal announced in January.
- Video: Change Through Conversation - Yellowstone Grassfed Beef - Under the Big Sky
In this Under the Big Sky bonus video, Zackary Jones of Yellowstone Grassfed Beef talks to us about the differences between grass-fed and grain-fed beef and how that difference influences their approach to management.
- 11th Annual Montana Downtown Conference - 10/25-26- Bozeman
Hosted by the Downtown Bozeman Partnership, the conference will attract place management professionals, architects, engineers, business and property owners from Montana communities large and small.
City Club Missoula
- How to cultivate emotional resilience at work
When you manage your emotions, you control the game.
- Why should leaders increase their Emotional Quotient?
Interestingly enough, research showed that people with higher IQ outperformed people with lower IQ only about 20% of the time, while people with lower IQ outperformed people with higher IQ 70% of the time. Researchers discovered that the critical difference was EQ, or emotional intelligence.
- City Club Missoula - Open space bond: Panelists debate future growth, taxes and preservation needs
"As the population of Missoula continues to grow, planning for the future is critical to our ability to keep areas of the city livable, preserve an important economic driver, and have the tools necessary to plan for this growth," said Sherrill. "The open space bond and stewardship levy would give us one of the tools we need to do this."
Incubators and R&D
- North Dakota voter ID law upheld by Supreme Court could affect Senate race
The Supreme Court ruled this week to uphold a North Dakota voter identification law which requires that voters present an ID which includes a residential address in order to vote, potentially restricting the rights of Native Americans in the state who do not have residential addresses.
- New emails reveal a central political motivation for changing the census
So what was the rationale? Newly released emails from the Commerce Department offer an unsurprising answer.
- For Next-Generation City Infrastructure, Consider Partnerships
The 2018 MetroLab Network Summit in New Jersey is bringing university, city and tech leaders from around the country.
Regional Economic Development
- Target's newest incubator is looking for 'save the world' kind of stuff
The new program is aimed at Gen Z entrepreneurs and its only real require is that the businesses involved are doing some sort of good.
- Northern Arapaho Tribe Increases Essential Healthcare, Childcare Services
"MoFi is thrilled to work alongside the Northern Arapaho Business Council, the Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing, Wind River Cares, and First Interstate Bank to help these projects get off the ground," said Dave Glaser, President of MoFi.
- New market expansion grant available for Wyoming businesses
"Wyoming is bursting with innovative companies offering quality services and products," said Terri Barr, business development coordinator for the Business Council. "This grant program is one service the state can offer to bring those great ideas to new customers nationally and globally."
- University of Wyoming 'Cowboys' campaign expands
Artwork depicting "The World Needs More Cowboys" marketing campaign is now common across campus, but related promotions from the University of Wyoming are just beginning.
Montana Education Excellence
- The Fungus AmongUs - Mushroom hunting with AERO and Larry Evans
Missoula Mushroom Guru, Larry Evans, takes a crew on a mushroom hunt in the Rock Creek drainage area. Lots of great information and fun in this short documentary!
- Running Strong for American Indian Youth is excited to announce the fifth year of the Dreamstarter grant program!
Do you know a Native young person with a dream?
- MSU Orser Executive Speakers Forum Hosts David B. Orser, 10/17, Bozeman
Orser will discuss his international business, globalization and oil industry experiences. He will also talk about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and how it impacts businesses around the world.
- STEM contest that has given thousands to rural Montana schools reopens
This year, Samsung will donate to the first 3,500 teachers who simply submit an entry, thanks to a new partnership with http://www.DonorsChoose.org, the nation's largest crowdfunding site for teachers and public-school classrooms.
- Special Report: Montana State University President Waded Cruzado
"Hopefully there will come a time when having a woman in a position of responsibility, it's not a piece of news, it's something normal," she said.
Funding and Building your Business
- CBS Sunday Morning - Unlocking the wonders of Tiny Doors ATL
"And, it's kind of a love note to Atlanta."
- Here Are the 'Great Places in America,' According to Planners
The APA says that the awardees "illustrate how a community coming together creates lasting value.
- Put Your Dog on a Leash - or What kind of a dog owner are you?
Realistically, you'll encounter both types of dog owners - my dog would never hurt anyone and just plain assholes. The problem is that you can't tell by looking which type is which, just as you can't tell by looking which dogs are "fine" and which might dive-bomb your front wheel or sink its teeth into your calf.
- Say no to meetings! And 3 other ideas to keep your workplace happy and healthy
Can you optimize a company for calm, not chaos? That's what entrepreneurs Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson decided to do after they founded Basecamp.
- 10 Reasons Why More Parents Should Become Entrepreneurs
Being a parent actually makes you better prepared to start a business.
- New platform for startups offers mentoring through any communication tool
A mentorship platform connects startups, founders and marketers with growth marketing mentors.
- Starbucks Just Announced a Simple New Benefit for 180,000 Employees, and It's Totally Brilliant. (Take That, Amazon!)
It's not a permanent solution, but as a stopgap measure it's smart--and only 4 percent of employers do it.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- A Data-Centric Approach to the US Census
"The data we would be using could be refreshed every year, and could be used to guide public policies," he said.
- Missoula Art and Culture Calendar of Events for the Week of 10/15/18 - Arts Missoula
A great new publication of everything Arts and Culture in Missoula each week. Sign up today so you'll always be in the know.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Science Says You Should Embrace Hugging
The gesture seemed to increase positive feelings and reduce negative ones on days when people experienced relationship problems, the study found.
- We're all waiting in line so make every moment count
We never know how many people are before us.
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- Undulating airport rides wave of timber construction
Primarily constructed from wood, it features a striking design inspired by rolling ocean waves and a stunning interior that highlights the beauty of the material.
- Graphene May be The Key to Meeting All Future Bandwidth Demands
Graphene is being embraced as an effective option for supporting the world's drastically rising bandwidth demands that will include 5G, IoT and Industry 4.0.
- Can We Become Immortal? The Quest to Live Forever Through Technology
Several promising projects involving robotics, genetics, cryonics, 3D printing and more are in the pipeline seeking to make the idea of living forever plausible.
- 'Swipe right to sue': DoNotPay - Now you can file lawsuits the same way you find hookups on Tinder
The app, known as DoNotPay, has been downloaded more than 10,000 times, according to its founder, Joshua Browder, a 21-year-old senior at Stanford University who has been labeled the "Robin Hood of the Internet."
- We'd be crippled by a cyberattack on our utilities
"Our energy infrastructure has become a primary target for hostile cyber-actors." Karen Evans, the assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response at the Energy Department
- Walkable City Rules: Don't Expand City Streets for Self-Driving Cars
Cities that wish to avoid the long-term balance-sheet burden represented by low-density suburbia must double-down on efforts to promote "smart growth," which mostly means eliminating all hidden subsidies for sprawl.
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