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2013 Montana Legislature
- Rotunda Display Session - Montana Board Of Research And Commercialization Technology, 2/12, Helena, Montana
Display Session to showcase a representation of projects funded by the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology that have resulted in commercialization.
- Montana University system budget hikes may be tied to performance measures
"The Legislature has been pushing hard to have performance measures," said Bullock's budget director, Dan Villa, later Thursday. "In response, the governor and commissioner worked out a reasonable and fairly aggressive performance funding agreement."
- Gazette opinion: Invest now in doctors Montana needs
Every other state in WWAMI -- except Montana -- has increased its number of students in the past several years.
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- NorthWestern Energy outlines 2013 priorities
NorthWestern Energy (NWE) is looking forward to a busy year in 2013 as the Montana utility kicks off several projects to improve its electric transmission system across Montana.
- Dinosaur extinction battle flares in Montana's Hell Creek formation
The Prehistoric Passport is your guide back in time - millions of years back - as you explore the Montana Dinosaur Trail.
- 3 Big Data Opportunities For CRM Strategy
Customer relationship management practices often don't exploit big data effectively, analytics executive says. Are you overlooking these 3 opportunities?
- Banks Using Big Data to Discover 'New Silk Roads'
"Big Data is really the theme for 2013 - Big Data-driven "digital marketing will become a significant thing."
- Madrona Venture Group Adds Big Data, Cloud and Platform Expert Ted Kummert as Venture Partner
Kummert joins Madrona after over 23 years at Microsoft Corporation, where he has held multiple executive leadership positions, most recently as Corporate Vice President of the Data Platform Group.
- Flynn's Harp: WSU online MBA gets No. 1 ranking
"Our goals are to increase access, improve quality and push the envelope of educational innovation. We have and will continue to experiment with the most promising approaches to digital instruction for connecting students to WSU."
- Flynn's Harp: Cable & Howse had key start-up role
Cable & Howse was a different breed than VC firms of today in that the five partners in the firm acted as a private investment banking firm, working with early stage companies to help them find funding and then immersing themselves in the start-up companies.
- Why You're Not A Leader
The word 'leadership' is used in many self descriptions, sometimes without a full grasp of the meaning. This article points out why some 'leaders' are really not who they think they are. Karl Jones
Montana Economic Development
- Montana's HeliProz Adds Value & Fun While Striving to Capture Market
In an out-of-the-way location near the Yellowstone River, along a very quiet street at the edge of Lockwood, there's a remote control (RC) helicopter company serving hobbyists all over the world.
- Optimum cable sells again
New York-based Cablevision Systems Corp. announced Thursday that it is selling the cable system that serves customers in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado to Charter Communications.
- Banking at home: Should Montana run its own bank?
Today, the Bank of North Dakota, established in 1913, manages assets of nearly $5.4 billion and has earned a return of 22 percent over the past decade, according to Sheena Rice of the Montana Organizing Project.
Warren Miller Freedom Foundation
- Bozeman economic council struggles with identity
"We need to identify, narrow down, the three main priorities not only of the city, but of our council."
- Why is It? ...Lurching From Disastor to Another...
Why is it that when you get hurt skiing, the ski patrol crew hauling you down on the toboggan is trying to set a hill record to get you from the site of the accident to the ambulance?
- The Number One Metric of 2013: Quality Time
At the end of the day, when you're on your deathbed, I doubt you'll say "damn, I wish I worked more."
- Welcome to Advance Iowa - Its First Certified Economic Gardening Program
Economic Gardening represents a new way of supporting growth companies. Please take a moment to learn more by viewing this short video.
- Butte-Silver Bow Chief exec touches on issues: Budget matters, Hocking probe
A quicker, more reader-friendly budgeting process is on the horizon for Butte-Silver Bow -- just as soon as the local government's administration figures out how to make it happen.
- Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest draws record participants
Prizes total $100,000 in financial support and in-kind services for startups.
- Line Commission: Idaho Should Exercise leadership in Protecting the Idaho National Laboratory as a Significant State Asset
Governor Otter said. "The State of Idaho should take immediate and long-term steps to enhance the future of the nation's lead nuclear research and development laboratory that is responsible for over 24,000 jobs and has an annual economic impact on Idaho of more than $3.5 billion."
- Idaho Wants to Tax the Cloud
Businesses have found out that using online software services can help them cut their technology costs, but many companies in Idaho are now discovering it can also increase their tax bills.
- Idaho businesses look to China for opportunities
Idaho's exports to China have risen from $700 million in 1987 -- when $500 million of that was farm products -- to more than $5 billion today across all sectors. But the opportunities are going to grow dramatically for Idaho businesses as the nation of 1.4 billion people matures.
University of Montana & Montana State University Tech Transfer
- California Slaps Small-Business Investors with Back Taxes
This sets an extremely dangerous precedent.
- Non-profit group helps boost innovation and university tech transfer success
By streamlining the process of executing licensing agreements and being flexible about how those agreements are written, Technology Enterprises has been able to dramatically increase the number of ASU technologies being developed into products by the private sector.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Main Street local spending is a reinvestment
In Laramie last year, Main Street turned roughly $100,000 of expenses into more than $2.7 million in reinvestments. The average reinvestment return for Wyoming’s eight different Main Street programs is $11.71. Out of those eight, Laramie has the highest reinvestment return.
- With $100M From The Gates Foundation & Others, inBloom Wants To Transform Education By Unleashing Its Data
In his annual letter to supporters of The Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation and in subsequent interviews last week, Bill Gates discusses the influential role that big data can play in "saving" a troubled public school system in the U.S.
- Snapshot: This is how teachers use technology
According to the survey, 75 percent of teachers link educational technology to a growing list of benefits, saying technology helps them to reinforce and expand on content (74 percent), motivate students to learn (74 percent), and respond to a variety of learning styles.
- The Application of Business Intelligence to Higher Education: Technical and Managerial Perspectives
The Cambridge study states that 95% of employees are unaware or do not understand the organizations strategy. The main focus of successful BI is to provide less information and increase the strategic alignment of the information provided in attempt to keep its constituents better informed.
- UM Associate Professor, Ann Garfinkle Publishes Report On Children's Autism Waiver Program
"The data provided in this report is so encouraging," said DPHHS Director Richard Opper. "It clearly shows that early intervention works.
Missoula Schools Excellence
- Best Value Colleges strive to cut tuition sticker shock
Advice to families beginning the college search: Don't screen schools based on published tuition prices. And many students can get thousands of dollars -- even tens of thousands of dollars -- in grants that don't have to be paid back.
- Watch This Amazing 12-Year-Old Launch a Hello Kitty into Space [Video]
NASA doesn't have a lock on space exploration anymore. Just ask Lauren Rojas, a seventh grader in Antioch, Calif., who recently launched a balloon to 93,625 feet* using a do-it-yourself balloon kit from High Altitude Science.
Montana Education Excellence
- MCPS trustees to take up levy, vacancy; Apostle raise likely topic
It's going to be a particularly busy few weeks for the Missoula County Public Schools Board of Trustees - starting this week.
- THE MONTANAN - The Magazine of The University of Montana
The magazine strives to foster positive relationships by delivering compelling news, connecting people, and engaging them in the UM community
- University of Montana President Royce Engstrom looks to turn around enrollment, win appeals for facilities
The University of Montana needs to emphasize its accomplishments to fulfill some big opportunities, President Royce Engstrom told the campus community Wednesday.
- Montana University System must support higher education, scholarship
At this crossroads, the MUS needs to support higher education and scholarship at all levels.
- Montana State University optimistic about growth
"I feel confident," President Waded Cruzado said Wednesday, that MSU will meet the goals in its new strategic plan, which calls for enrollment to grow 15 percent from the current record of 14,660 students to 16,000 over the next six years.
- Tuition needs to be phased out
The cost of tuition is pricing the universities out of the reach of more and more potential students, and the publicly funded university system as we have known it for the past 60 years will collapse. We are headed toward learning what it is like to be a third-world country.
- Missoula County Public School Board discusses proposed levies to help update technology
"[It is] extremely important as it relates to make sure that when our students graduate from high school, they're prepared for the 21st century...They're going to need these skills to survive," says Apostle.
Funding and Building your Business
- FIFTEEN New Grants have been added to the MSU Extension website
- ADUs are a welcome option for Missoula
We welcome the City Council's action that will acknowledge the role that mother-in-law apartments have played in the neighborhoods of our parents and grandparents, and that will once again allow them as a legal housing option for our kids and grandkids.
- 8 Ways Bootstrapping Makes You A Better Entrepreneur
It's never easy, and it's not always glamorous, but bootstrapping will force you to become a better, stronger entrepreneur with a more vibrant business. Here's why:
- 10 Partner Qualities to Test Before Sharing Equity
Even if you are looking in all the right places, it helps to know what you are looking for.
- Don't Let the Peter Principle Kill Your Dream
The principle asserts that in a hierarchy, members are promoted so long as they work competently. Sooner or later they are promoted to a position at which they are no longer competent, and there they remain, unless they start or join a startup to get the next level.
- Natrona County online map to include potholes, pedophiles
And this is just the beginning.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- The Dynamics of Opening Government Data
The dynamic modeling techniques used highlight the ways different constraints can impact the system as a whole and affect value creation.
- New State CIO Sets Sights on No. 1
Increasing transparency both internally and externally is another goal. The public benefits from seeing how their government works and how money is being spent, but so do government employees and officials. "I would like to make everything we do as efficient as humanly possible."
- Government Reorg Plan May Boost Career Track for State IT Workers
"Everyone always acknowledges that one of the biggest challenges is trying to hire and retain IT professionals. That's a huge challenge in state government."
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- Valve's Newell: How PCs Will Take Over the Living Room
"Think of it as, your PC now has an extra monitor and an extra set of inputs," Newell said. "The price point is going to be much, much lower than what we've traditionally seen in living-room devices."
- Apps World's HackFest seeks the gold mine in TV
What the heck are these guys doing to our televisions?
Small Diameter Timber Utilization
- Tools for the paranoid: 5 free security tools to protect your data
Because even a law-abiding citizen like you has a few secrets to keep, we've found five industrial-grade tools to help you hang on to what's yours. No need to enter a credit card number to get them, either--they're all free.
- Asian Wood Product Importers Coming To Montana, 3/15-18
The delegation, comprised of 15 Chinese and 3 South Korean companies, represents over $300 million in annual lumber imports from markets across the globe.
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