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2018 Montana Politics
Big Sky Economic Development
- Patagonia is officially endorsing U.S. Senate candidates Jon Tester in Montana and Jacky Rosen in Nevada
Company founder Yvon Chouinard said in a statement that threats to clean air, clean water, and public land are worse than we've ever seen, and they're supporting Jon Tester-the only organic farmer in the Senate-because he gives a damn about protecting public lands and is committed to fight back against anyone who doesn't. "He goes to work every day for the 95% of Montanans who believe recreation on public lands is a priority, unlike Republicans in Congress who only serve the fossil fuel industry."
Montana Department of Commerce
- CEO: Montana in good position for changing economy
"We're in the middle of a very dynamic shift in our economy," Dunn said. "It used to be that the employer would locate in a community, in a state, in a city because of the resources that existed in that region."
- Butte Preservation Project a Finalist for Funding and Needs Your Vote
From now through October 26, Montanans can vote every day for up to five historic preservation projects that they deem to be the best and most worthy of support.
- Vendor registration for the 2019 Made in Montana Tradeshow will open next Monday 10/29.
The annual, two-day trade show connects wholesale store buyers from across the region with over 150 exhibitors in the Made in Montana program.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Montana's TechLink - Turning military inventions into golden opportunities business
Just in fiscal 2018, TechLink, based at Montana State University, facilitated 91 technology license agreements across the Department of Defense (DoD) , including 48 from the Air Force, 28 from the Navy and 15 from the Army.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Please enjoy our 20th GFDA 3rd Quarter 2018 Index
The first economic development organization in the Rocky Mountain West to earn accreditation from the International Economic Development Council.
- GFDA Top 10 - Here is our Top 14 for this week, celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy.
We are pleased to announce that we signed an agreement with Livability.com to launch a Great Falls Talent Recruitment effort that will involve dozens of online articles every year, a digital and print magazine, and an extensive presence on Livability's website. The effort will give local employers tools to support their talent recruitment. We will be rolling this out soon exclusively with GFDA Investors.
- Kids aren't failing school-school is failing kids
For many kids, what they learn in high school isn't preparing them for success in college or in their career. A new report delves into how our education system is letting them down.
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- Minnesota horsemen answer call for cattle roundup in Montana mountains
On a recent day in the Big Hole Valley, seven Minnesotans were part of a fall roundup, during which cattle are gathered and driven to lower country, where they over-winter.
Energy and Climate Change
- How the blockchain could break Big Tech's hold on AI
Blockchain could be a crucial way to push back against some of the most worrying trends facing the field of artificial intelligence.
Come Home Montana
- Google is searching for a way to be zero emissions all the time
Buying enough clean energy to make up for your dirty energy is one thing; using all clean energy 24/7 is another, and it could signal a new approach.
- In Gallatin County, we love recycling too much, and we keep getting it wrong
One half-full ketchup bottle. That's all it takes to contaminate up to 30 pounds of recycling, We Recycle owner Dave Leverett said, essentially making everything in that haul unusable.
- Protecting our Winters: Conrad Anker speaks on climate change
The North Face athlete, alpinist and environmentalist Conrad Anker stopped by to discuss Protecting Our Winters.
- This Blockchain of Blockchains Will Let You Sell Your Energy Anywhere in the World
The Energy Web Foundation is creating a digital platform that could facilitate global energy trading, starting as soon as next year.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Vice President for Operations , Vice Provost for Student Success, Executive Director, Online Education, Director of Internal Audit and more...- University of Montana
If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.
MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative
- Missoula, Montana-based TOMIS is here to make sense of the marketing and sales data of your growing tour operator business and generate more bookings . Plain and simple.
The platform increases your sales and decreases wasted spend by leveraging data-driven marketing campaigns.
- Michael FitzGerald Submittable CEO talks startups, life, cancer and living in Missoula, Montana.
Intelligent conversations with successful dads.
- Making Montana 2-day event next Feb. in Kalispell calls for makers, manufacturers and students
Last nearly more than 3,000 people attended, and that number is expected to be even higher this year.
TED and TEDX Talks
- Want Happier Employees? Research Surprisingly Found That You Should Treat Them Like This
It will require drastically shifting that worldview, both as employees aspiring to find better and healthier work environments and bosses reimagining a new way of leading.
- Nominate Someone for TEDxBoaeman
Do you know someone that would make a great speaker or performer at TEDxBozeman? If so, we'd love to hear from you.
City Club Missoula
- 4 ways the people around you are secretly judging your management potential
Even in informal interactions, people are judging your leadership credibility. Here's what they're asking themselves.
- 3 ways that tech helps me handle my anxiety and depression
Here are three specific things I do that help boost me up when depression drags me down, keep me grounded when panic creeps in, calm my mind when it becomes enraged, and keep me connected when loneliness seems the best option.
- How your boss can help you get your dream job (that's not your current one)
There is a way to do it without telling your boss that you're looking elsewhere.
- City Club Missoula - November Forum: Best Practices In Sexual Assault Response And Prevention - 11/5
How is the Missoula community doing today in preventing and responding to reports of sexual assault?
Incubators and R&D
- This is the top-of-mind problem for entrepreneurs at Boise Startup Week
The hourlong discussion was part of a three-day program at several Downtown locations to foster startups through education and networking. Hundreds of company executives, prospective business owners and college students took part in Startup Week, which is in its third year.
- Idaho's poor pay more in state, local taxes, while wealthy pay less, this study says
Low-income Idahoans were hit hardest by property and sales taxes, ITEP reported.
- These are the most successful companies to emerge from Y Combinator
Y Combinator is responsible for many successes in the startup world, certainly more than its fellow accelerators, which are all known to provide early-stage companies with a seed investment -- in YC's case, $150,000 -- mentorship and educational resources through a short-term program that culminates in a demo day.
- Scientists Use Stem Cells to Grow Functioning 3D Brain Tissue
Researchers have developed functional human neural networks in 3D from stem cells that could be used to evaluate drug targets for certain neurodegenerative diseases.
- 'Nebraska: It's not for everyone.'
Nebraska has a new tourism campaign, and it's unlikely to be unequivocally popular.
Regional Economic Development
- One-Fifth of U.S. Newspapers Close in Last 14 Years
The loss of more than 1,800 newspapers since 2004 has reduced citizens' access to information about local issues and government, a new study finds.
- The Growth of Sinclair's Conservative Media Empire
Sinclair employees say that the company orders them to air biased political segments produced by the corporate news division, including editorials by the conservative commentator Mark Hyman, and that it feeds interviewers questions intended to favor Republicans.
- What brought Sears down, America is becoming a nation of renters, and more top insights
Between 2006 and 2016, 7.3 million households joined the ranks of America's renters.
- Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty
"Job growth is not sufficient by itself to create upward mobility."
- 5 Strategies To Drive Traffic To Your Economic Development Website -10/24 - Webinar
This free 30-minute webinar will outline 5 specific ways to draw more qualified attention to your website tools and content.
- The Henry Ford launches $150 million comprehensive campaign for workforce development
The development and deployment of Innovation and Invention Curriculum to students preK-12 in schools across the nation.
- Wyoming's fiscal woes dominate governor candidates' debate
Wyoming faces looming budget deficits amid tough times for the fossil-fuel industries that provide 70 percent of state revenue.
Montana Education Excellence
- The 21 YouTube Videos About Physics You Have to Watch
Understanding physics is key to understanding so much basic science.
- One University of Montana college isn't getting cut, but the dean isn't celebrating
"If chemistry is in a position where they can't offer those seats, that creates a problem for us," DeLuca said. "We're nervous along with the rest of the faculty."
- Motana State University releases TV ad featuring women in engineering
"We're pleased to showcase our women engineering students as well as the mentors and role models who are helping them pursue their dreams," said Julie Kipfer, director of marketing and creative services for MSU's University Communications. "The video provides a glimpse of how the MSU community is preparing the next generation of leaders."
Funding and Building your Business
- What's your vision of downtown Missoula in 10 years?
"How can we grow and change, but still maintain Missoula's historic character?"
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Podcast: Montana's own John Connors, Microsoft Veteran and Venture Capitalist shares secrets to success
Sage Business advise and insight from John Connors about success factors and pitfalls of growth. Well worth a listen by any business owner or entrepreneur.
- On The Art Of Startups, With Entrepreneur Steve Blank
We caught up with Steve to congratulate him and dig in to how the startup landscape has changed over the years, how to judge a piece of advice, and the role that education can play in the future of entrepreneurship.
- Humu - Google's former head of HR wants to help people act more human at work
Last week, he revealed new details for the first time about Humu, a start-up he co-founded with two other former Google executives that has raised $40 million in funding.
- Value-Driven Marketing Class taught by Mario Schulzke available at the University of Montana 11/6-12/6
How to engineer fast growth by making it ALL about your customers
- 5 Pro Startup Recruiting Tips to Attract Talent
In short, in a move that cost them €10 in metro passes, they grew their brand and also their team.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- In first novel, Missoula local and YouTuber Hank Green tackles sci-fi -- and destructive internet celebrity
His debut novel, "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing," melds sci-fi with a cautionary tale about online celebrity and the broken way our culture communicates on the internet in the breezy, brainy and whimsical voice that has earned him millions of followers online.
- Google launches new search engine to help scientists find the datasets they need
Dataset Search could be a scientist's best friend
- This city is letting people try out self-driving cars for free
Don't believe the naysayers: Self-driving cars are already here in many ways
- Porous Pavement Project Reaches Milestone in Yellowstone National Park
An installation of proprietary paving material was combined with recycled rubber tires last month at Yellowstone National Park, marking the largest undertaking of its kind in a multiple-year project near Old Faithful.
- University of Minnesota Research Shows How Roads Can Be Greener With Driverless Vehicles
Urban design experts at the University of Minnesota are redrawing what city blocks could look like in a world of driverless vehicles.
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