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Gov. Steve Bullock
Montana Businesses For Sale
- Governor Bullock, Montana Healthcare Foundation Announce Perinatal Behavioral Health Initiative
"This innovative new approach recognizes that perinatal drug and alcohol use has serious impacts on the health of children and families in Montana and that we must do more to solve this complex problem," said Governor Bullock.
Montana Department of Commerce
- Montana's Blacktail Ski Mountain Resort listed on Craigslist for $3.5 million
Now is your chance to purchase your own 5 star ski area located in one of the most beautiful places on earth!
- Montana Department of Commerce-Friday Flash - Updates from the Office of Tourism and Business Development
Governor's Conference on Tourism & Recreation Registration now Open!
Great Falls Development Authority
- CAN DO Podcast - Eric Hathaway, Zoot Enterprises
Excellent insights about marketing and rebranding from "Marketing Executive of the Year" Eric Hathaway of Zoot Enterprises, Bozeman, Montana. Well worth a listen. Arnie
Kalispell Chamber of Commerce
- Great Falls Economic Development Top Ten for 11/18/18
The next Future of the Falls Forum will be the evening of December 3rd. See KRTV for details.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Former Glacier Bancorp CEO Mick Blodnick Wins Kalispell Chamber's Great Chief Award
In additional chamber awards, Debbi and Dave Waldenberg were named businesspeople of their year, and Clint Ekern was named chamber member of the year.
Energy and Climate Change
- Don't forget about the A in STEAM!
Educators have recognized the benefits of integrating arts education into STEM subjects, which has led to a new framework.
Come Home Montana
- How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet
With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable.
- Missoula receives 'silver' certification for solar energy efforts
The SolSmart program has given Missoula a silver certification for its efforts to make it easier for residents to go solar. The Garden City now joins 200 communities and counties nationwide that have earned the designation since 2016.
- How Microgrids Are Changing the Energy Game
What we proposed was energy as a service. A third party investor does the microgrid and all the infrastructure, so they own and operate the assets.
MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
- Montana Career Opportunities - VP of Marketing, Engineering Manager, Financial Controller and more... - OnX
Through technology and passion we create successful outdoor experiences for anyone looking to find their way in the wild.
- New 'Backroads of Montana' Special on Collections to Air Nov. 27
For more than 25 years, "Backroads of Montana" has told the stories of interesting people, out-of-the-way places and unique events that make Montana so special.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Community Development Specialist Position - The Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation
The Community Development Specialist is responsible for facilitating community projects that contribute to successful business operations and vibrant communities. This position will administer federal, state, or foundation grants.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Accountant - MoFi
The role focuses on timely, accurate, and consistent treatment of accounting transactions to support the accounting and compliance team.
- Setting A Foundation For Business Attraction And Elements Of Business Attraction - 11/29 - Webinar
Join Allison Corbyn, Big Sky EDA, and Jolene Schalper, Great Falls Development Authorit y , for a presentation and discussion of b est practices in Business Attraction.
TED and TEDX Talks
- Billings business Go Unite takes the work out of date night and making friends
Go Unite sets up one planned date each month somewhere around Billings that includes some type of activity and childcare through a partnership with Big Sky Imaginarium. Couples can sign up for a membership, attending the events every month, or they can buy tickets to attend just a single event.
- Montana Craft Malt moves toward completion
With an unlit cigar hanging from the side of his mouth, Sims is helping to create one of the many structures that will turn a site in the Montana Connections Business Development Park west of Butte into one of Montana's first mid-size barley-malting facilities.
- Cinderella story: Manufacturer breathes new life into industrial Anaconda building - Intercontinental Truck Body Co.
Products the company manufactures include vehicle loading ramps for military aircraft and flight-line tow tractors that are used to pull, among other things, planes that are up to 70,000 pounds.
- Where the jobs are: Montana's economic landscape, visualized
Just as the landscape directs where we can build homes and businesses, economic geography shapes our lives.
- Tech companies look to diversity, inclusion in recent Missoula forum
onX CEO Laura Orvidas opened the event with a reflection on her own journey and the importance of building strong networks and tackling diversity issues head-on.
- Video: The Montana Club Restaurant - Mouthwatering food inspired by our Montana heritage
A great video to promote Montana as well as the Montana Club
- With expanded facility, docs at Missoula's International Heart Institute hit milestones
"We were basically flossing the guy's heart."
- This Mistake Dooms 75 Percent of TED Pitches, According to a TEDx Producer
A TED insider shares the most common mistakes that get pitches tossed in the "no" pile.
Come Home Idaho
- How to push past your biggest anxieties and act
Here's something you might want to consider tattooing on your forehead: What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do, says productivity guru Tim Ferriss.
- Idaho Career Opportunity - Economic Development Specialist/Assistant Planner - City Of Preston
This is a new position with the City Of Preston.
Canada Business & Economic Development
- How one tiny town is battling 'rural brain drain'
Outdoor recreation opportunities are key in attracting people to rural communities. That type of investment in recreation opportunities is rare, but important to a small town.
- Rural Americans Are Rebooting the Spirit of the Internet
In one sense, this is merely a story about how to end the rural-urban digital divide: Don't rely on big corporations, and instead help locals band together with the kind of government grants or low-cost loans that helped bring electrification in the 1930s.
Business Plan Forums
- Innovation declaration: Nine things Canada needs to win in the global ideas economy
We invented peanut butter, artificial pacemakers and IMAX. But according to this year's Bloomberg Innovation Index, Canada doesn't rank among the top 10 players in the global ideas economy -- or even the top 20. In fact, we've slipped two spots. What needs to change?
- UM's EPIC Pitch Competition Awards Over $3,000 in Cash and Prizes
Cultivated by Native Montana, or CBNM, is a sustainable, vertical garden business that uses aquaponics to grow fresh crops for the community of Busby, which is located on the Northern Cheyenne reservation.
- Statistical Association Dissects USDA's Rationale for Moving Research Agency
Moving the Economic Research Service out of Washington, D.C., will create more problems than it solves, according to an analysis by the American Statistical Association, which opposes the change.
- Program Aims To Prepare College Students To Engage In Democracy
Younger voters still have the lowest turnout rates of any age group.
- U.S. Census is looking to hire Billings workers
Each Montana resident who is counted is equivalent to $19,800 for the state.
- IEDA names Idaho Commerce's Susie Davidson as Bob Potter Economic Development Professional of the Year
"Susie Davidson was chosen for this award to recognize the substantial impact she has had over 13 years bringing good companies and good paying jobs to Idaho," said Dave Thornton, president of IEDA and community and customer relations coordinator with Idaho Power.
- The Idaho Economic Development Association (IEDA)
Taken as a whole, our membership provides a broad depth of knowledge and experience to communities, businesses, and organizations across the state and regionally.
- Idaho KNOWLEDGE Report
Never in the history of Idaho is it as important to grow a knowledge based economy as today.
Regional Economic Development
- Truth or Consequences Brewery Takes Silver in Santa Fe, New Mexico with their whiskey barrel-aged Honey Winter Ale
Production Manager John Masterson said of the release, "We chose our biggest beers to barrel-age because we wanted to create potions for special occasions, heady concoctions that would last for years."
- Rural Innovation Initiative aims to help small towns get funding for remote work spaces
Called the Rural Innovation Initiative https://ruralinnovation.us/rural-innovation-initiative/ , the program seeks to assist rural areas interested in building local work spaces, as well as creating digital skills training programs to give residents the skills and the work space needed to take on remote jobs, or to start their own companies.
University of Montana & Montana State University Tech Transfer
- Sioux City, South Dakota is rebooting a bright tech future
Sioux City has a history as a tech leader, and history is about to repeat itself.
- Kentucky launches university technology commercialization initiative
C3 will provide resources to all the state's public universities and colleges.
- Video: Optics & Photonics Research at MSU for Montana Economic Development
Research in this area by Montana State University and the resulting startups are contributing to a rapidly growing unique industry in the state.
- Missoula College Adds New Apprenticeships
"The larger our network grows, the more opportunities students have," he said. "We're one of the biggest talent pools in Missoula that's largely untapped. The more bridges we can build in community - that will be a tide that raises all ships."
- Wyoming Business Council hires business recruitment manager
As the Wyoming Business Council's business recruitment manager, Wendy hopes to use her sales background to find new ways to recruit businesses to the state.
- This is Real Wyoming: Riverton
Great video from the Wyoming Business Council.
- Former Wyoming governors share wisdom from their time in office
"There are many pieces of advice we could give to (Gov.-elect Mark) Gordon, but most of them would not be policy."
Montana Education Excellence
- How Mississippi students made some of the biggest leaps in national test scores
The wake-up call came in 2007.
- Michael Bloomberg: Why I'm Giving $1.8 Billion for College Financial Aid
Let's eliminate money problems from the admissions equation for qualified students.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- Inside the finances of the Gianforte building at MSU
Recently, The Stute received an anonymous tip that Gianforte donated less than half of the final cost of the building.
Funding and Building your Business
- Montana State University Outreach and Engagement Council awards seven seed grants
The program is designed to bring MSU faculty, staff and students together with local and regional partners to address the needs of Montana's communities.
- 5 Tips For Making Your Whole Team A Marketing Machine
Everyone on the team, from you the founder to your most introverted developer, needs to really understand and believe in the product and strategy, and when asked, doesn't hesitate to be an advocate for you and the business.
- 50 Questions Angel Investors Will Ask Entrepreneurs
The following is a list of key questions all entrepreneurs should be well prepared to answer during their investor pitch:
- A heartwarming slice of life: Pizza made and served by the deaf
San Francisco has some of the best restaurants anywhere - and one of the most unique. Mozzeria, ranked among the top pizza places in the city, is also one of the first to be entirely owned and operated by people who are deaf.
- Don't Make These Governance Mistakes
It's a matter of implementing three tools for effective governance and giving stakeholders seats at the table.
- Cities Are Rapidly Taking on Internet of Things Technology
In 2015, 61 percent of cities participating in a national survey project said they were considering the Internet of Things in their IT strategic plans. This year, that number reached above 90 percent.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- CBS Sunday Morning - Irish Coffee, at a San Francisco institution, the BV
Paul Nolan says it's estimated he's made four to five million Irish Coffees in the past 41 years. "I just take their word for it. I didn't count 'em!" he laughed.
- Seven brilliant inventions from the world's biggest student design show
With 150 projects from the world's leading design schools on show, the Global Grad Show in Dubai is an annual celebration of all the creativity student design has to offer.
- Let's Improve Missoula's Reserve Street
There are still no major improvements planned for Reserve St. in Missoula's Long-Range Transportation Plan through Year 2045.
- When will self-driving cars take over?
The driverless-car revolution is way behind schedule. Is it still just a matter of time? Here's everything you need to know:
- Roundabouts, new traffic lanes among proposed options to improve Helena's Custer Avenue traffic - What about Missoula's Reserve Street?
"We are glad to be out here early getting feedback from the community," Tooley said. He made it clear that he wants the project to be a success even though it will be completed after his tenure as director.
- Webcast: How Reinventing Regulation Can Boost Economic Growth - 11/27
- 1 Million Cups Special Podcast-Themed Gathering - 11/28 - Missoula
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