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“As a father and as governor, I want to make sure that every child has every opportunity to succeed. This report shows that children in publicly funded preschool classrooms are not only ready for kindergarten, they are receiving a foundation that will better prepare them for success for the rest of their lives,” said Governor Bullock. “I encourage every state legislator to visit a STARS preschool classroom and see first-hand the difference it’s making for our kiddos, for our communities both urban and rural, and for our economy that’s depending on the workforce of tomorrow.” --- http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
"The State with the Best Education Wins!"
2018 Montana Politics
Montana Department of Commerce
- Don't believe this new Republican campaign mailer. Absentee ballots in Montana must be in by 8 p.m. Election Day.
"There is absolutely no grace period, even with a postmark," said Rutherford.
- Montana Native Vote fears voter suppression; polling stations cite the law
"I think in Great Falls, it was a lack of competency and not ill-intentioned," Berry said Tuesday. "But at Fort Peck, I personally think the two people working the office were non-Native and (the voter) was a Native, and they were very unfriendly, even when I walked in the office."
- Second Stapleton Contract With Political Ally Revealed
Now, MTPR has learned that Stapleton has other financial ties to Eaton, and has also hired Eaton's wife to defend the Secretary of State's office in court.
- Assaulted Reporter Warns Rep. Gianforte Not To Lie About 2017 Attack
U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has intentionally misled voters and the media about his attack on a reporter last year as the Montana Republican campaigns for re-election, the reporter's attorney said in a letter Thursday.
- Montana Main Street Program Grant Cycle Opens November 16
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Great Falls Development Authority
- State of Montana officials pledge to help communities find solutions
The one private sector representative with Cooney was Lance Lee Trebesch, who is one of the owners of http://www.TicketPrinting.com in Harlowton.
STARS Montana Early Education Program
- Profit Mastery: Creating Value & Building Wealth - 11/14-15 - Great Falls, Montana
This two-day workshop teaches business owners and managers how to better use your own financial statements, create strategies to increase profitability, and help strengthen the relationship with your lender.
- GFDA Business Education Calendar: November 2018
Every month, Great Falls Development Authority works to provide tools and resources to guide area businesses to success.
- Local businesses in Great Falls shouldn't be worried about larger franchises
It's all about customer experience.
Kalispell Chamber of Commerce
- Montana STARS Preschool Report Card from Gov. Steve Bullock
The results from the first year of the program show that children in publicly funded preschool classrooms are not only ready for kindergarten, they are receiving a foundation that will better prepare them for success the rest of their lives.
- Governor Bullock Highlights Success of First-Ever Publicly Funded Preschool in Montana
93% of kids kindergarten ready at end of first year of pilot program
American Prairie Reserve
- Annual Flathead Timber Tour To Highlight Impact Wood Product Manufacturing Has On Flathead Economy - 10/25
The tour, which started in the 1990s, is the Flathead Valley's celebration during the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's Montana Forest Products Week.
- The Horse Family and The American Prairie Reserve
The ranch runs cattle between the base of the Judith Mountains and a lease on the well-known PN Ranch, now part of the American Prairie Reserve https://www.americanprairie.org/
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- At the Pekin Noodle Parlor in Butte, history's on the menu
Taylor said he's eaten Chinese food all over the country and the Pekin is still his favorite. Also, he said, pointing to the hot mustard, "If you have sinus problems, you won't after that."
- Stephen Colbert doesn't have a funny Montana tourism slogan. Do you?
If you have an idea for a newer, Nebraska-er slogan, post it in the comments or email [email protected] The winner will get a free book.
Energy and Climate Change
- Skyscraper being built using artificial intelligence.
The San Francisco-based firm uses artificial intelligence and cameras to track construction activity in real time, and it has a platform that allows owners and contractors to check in on progress.
Come Home Montana
- Goodbye fossil fuels: Missoula sets 100 percent clean energy goal by 2035
It won't be easy, Mayor John Engen said. But in the end, small steps forward will help Missoula do its part in addressing climate change.
- A patent pending design for a single-axis wind turbine makes use of wind approaching from all directions and can take urban energy harvesting to the next level.
The size and shape of the turbine also means it can be placed in various locations compared to traditional turbines, which require more space.
- Tendril and Google Unveil the Talking Home Hub as Smart Utility Customer Rep
How a new utility project could give voice-assistant devices like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant real-world energy and behavioral insights to share with their owners.
- From poop to power: Missoula's waste now becomes electricity generator
While Connell is proud of all the recycling, repurposing and resource recovery the city has undertaken in recent years, Wednesday was all about the newest innovation at the plant, which is using methane gas to generate electricity for the plant.
- Montana Career Opportunity -Women's Business Center Program Coordinator - Prospera
We are seeking a positive and energetic Program Coordinator that can manage the systems and promotional logistics for all of the MWBC business training events held annually .
Montana Economic Development
- The Ecosystem that creates Industry - Goodworks Ventures' latest investment...
It all began over a local micro-brew in Missoula, Montana...
- Montana High Tech Alliance should consider breaking ties with Rep. Gianforte
I'd like to suggest that joining an organization founded by someone convicted of a violent act against another human is the line between right and wrong.
- Florence Building: Downtown Missoula landmark sold to historic preservation expert
I'm attracted to Montana. The economy there is quite well, the economy in Missoula seems to be good, so all three of those factors put together made us look at that building."
- Montana Made: Tom Morgan Rodsmiths
Fly fishing is a sport for some folks while for others it's a passion. And for still others, it goes even beyond that.
- Butte restaurant hosts job fair to benefit workers with disabilities
Over 30 workers with disabilities worked at the restaurant to show off their abilities to potential employers and disability service providers in Butte.
- Tinkle Belle - A New Way For Women On the Go to Go
Sales of the Tinkle Belle https://thetinklebelle.com/ , an accessory that allows women to stand when they urinate, also support orphanage projects in other countries
- Missoula Economic Partnership, UM and local government set course on collaboration
"If economic development is anything, it's about making sure the children that grow up in our town, in our state, have every opportunity to take their skills and build on that," Kier said. "If they're willing to put their energy and their efforts to work in our community to make it stronger, we as a community will give them a platform to succeed."
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- Salaries for blockchain engineers are soaring as demand for expertise explodes
Salary rates for blockchain engineers have hit $150,000 to $175,000 per year, on average, making the roles as in-demand as those associated with AI.
- Your Data Literacy Depends on Understanding the Types of Data and How They're Captured
The ability to understand and communicate about data is an increasingly important skill for the 21st-century citizen, for three reasons.
- Why rural areas can't catch a break on speedy broadband
At an FCC oversight Senate hearing in August, Democrats and Republicans slammed the FCC for producing inaccurate maps. Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat from Montana, was the most succinct. "They stink," he said.
- FCC leaders say we need a 'national mission' to fix rural broadband
The digital divide undercutting rural America needs to be fixed.
- Tim Cook warns of 'data-industrial complex' in call for comprehensive US privacy laws
'Our own information is being weaponized against us with military efficiency'
- The Rise of Independent Journalism in Montana
Imagine a world where senators bought their seats, businessmen and politicians controlled the newspapers, sensationalized stories dominated the front page, and only a handful of smalltown journalists spoke out against corruption and greed.
- Blue-collar men are riding America's economic wave. Women? Not so much.
A new report from Georgetown University found there are now about 13 million jobs nationwide that require only a high school diploma and pay at least $35,000 annually, a higher wage than most entry-level service roles. Three-quarters of them, however, belong to men.
Montana Education Excellence
- University of Wyoming's Fisher Innovation Launchpad Names Winners
The WTBC, a business development program of UW that has business incubators in Laramie, Casper and Sheridan, is administered by the UW Office of Research and Economic Development. The WTBC is a not-for-profit business incubator that provides entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools necessary for success.
- Meet the Wyoming company that could halt Parkinson's disease - Nitrome Biosciences
We are starting with Parkinson's disease but this may be extended to include other neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease and cancer.
Universities and Economic Development
- Montana Tech receives $2.75 million in Army Research Lab funding
Grants received over the last five years, total nearly $13 million. And the latest grant is worth $2.75 million.
- University develops plan to spur state economic innovation
Initiative outlines plan to encourage economic growth, entrepreneurship, industry engagement
Funding and Building your Business
- Missoula County Seeks Feedback On Future Land Use Vision
Projections show that county population growing to over 140,000 people by 2040, with most of that growth happening in the Missoula Valley.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Five Reasons Venture Capitalists Are Becoming Fans Of Equity Crowd Funding
Leveraging equity crowd-funding alongside more traditional money sources can be a powerful combination, especially for consumer-facing companies.
- Looking for Tech Talent? Montana Code School Demo Day - 11/8 - Missoula
Join us for Montana Code School's Demo Day to meet our talented students who will be available for hire starting in December 2018.
- How Warby Parker Makes Every Point In Its Employee Lifecycle Extraordinary - YouTube
Warby Parker is known for being a wonderful place to work. Here, Co-founder Dave Gilboa breaks down exactly how they've constructed this culture.
- Premier Coworking Place C3 Work Lounge opens in Missoula
C3, which stands for "connect, collaborate, and create", is a membership-style lounge that caters to entrepreneurs, start-up businesses, traveling workers, and remote workers looking for a place to collaborate with others.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Monte Dolack, Rick Bass, Annick Smith, more win state art awards
The honorees are picked by members of the public and then vetted by an arts award committee of the Montana Arts Council.
- Anti-aging drug cocktail teases significant lifespan extension in early experiments
The study suggests that pharmacological intervention to help us live longer could be a realistic proposition.
- I wanted to hate San Francisco's new Amazon Go store. I loved it.
I will shop at Amazon Go again, though I will probably not tell anyone and will definitely not buy an Amazon Go mug with the words "Just Walk Out Shopping" written on it.
- Uber's shot at replacing personal car ownership starts with Jump Bikes
E-bikes and scooters are a key part of the company's pivot from ride-hailing giant to mobility platform-and integral to its future vision for cities.
- Increasing number of car crashes complicate Boulder's march toward Vision Zero
25 intersections eyed for left-hand turn changes in bid to stop injuries, deaths
- Why every city concerned with its future needs a pedestrian/bicycle-focused planner
"The number one action a municipal government can take to prevent further harm is adding a dedicated pedestrian/bicycle planner to the staff who has a seat at the table for any infrastructure development and maintenance projects. "
- Live Storytelling Comes To Butte, America On November 8! - Tell Us Something "Work"
- 13th Annual Women's Policy Leadership Institute - 2/8-9 - Helena, Montana
- You're Invited To The 2019 Governor's Conference On Tourism & Recreation - 4/14-16 - Butte, Montana
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