|MATR Newsletter - Tue Aug 13, 2013|
This MATR newsletter sponsored by:
Add an event...
MATR Web services provided by:
To subscribe or unsubscribe from the free weekly MATR newsletter, please visit our list info page
"35-56" is back but soon gone.
What do Montana's Entrepreneurs Really Want and Need? http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html --- 1000 Montana Kids + Programming = Winning, 8/15. Bozeman, Montana http://www.matr.net/ev ... =4715 --- Leadership Montana Class of '14 announced http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Department of Commerce
Montana Economic Development Summit - 9-16/17, Butte, Montana
- Montana Association Of Planner's Annual Conference, 9/9-11, Helena, Montana
The conference will kick off Monday with nationally-renowned keynote speaker Joe Minicozzi, AICP, who will present on the value of development through investments made in the downtown area, and the related importance to the overall tax base.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Elon Musk: New York to L.A. in 45 minutes via solar power.
Elon Musk plans to announce Hyperloop, a faster and cheaper way for high speed travel.
- Showcase your Made in Montana Product - Great Opportunities for Manufacturers Coming Up at the Montana Economic Summit in Butte - Sept 16-17
You are invited to send a sample product for a Showcase where items will be arranged in a special display featuring things manufactured here in Montana.
- Great Falls Development Authority Top 15 - 8/11/13
Calumet Montana Refining announced it is investing $275 million to double the capacity of its Great Falls refinery, creating 35 new high wage primary sector jobs!
Come Home Montana
- 'Informatics' helps doctors unlock medical mysteries
Much as Google, Facebook and Amazon mine massive amounts of data to discern consumer preferences, these researchers are sifting huge quantities of medical data to diagnose, understand and cure diseases.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Career Opportunity - Chief Executive Officer - Montana Community Foundation
The CEO will have the opportunity to build on a strong and well-managed base of operations and to leverage alliances with a number of strong partners to advance the cause of philanthropy in Montana.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Telecommunications Technician - Northwestern Energy
Great Falls, MT Responsible for the operation & maintenance of the telecommunications system to include monitoring & trouble resolution for circuits as well as installations, changes, and removals of these circuits.
- The Rising Tide Of Female Entrepreneurs
The debate over female entrepreneurs versus male entrepreneurs is long settled--women have proven themselves to be just as talented and capable as their male counterparts when it comes business ownership and entrepreneurship.
- What do Montana's Entrepreneurs Really Want and Need?
What other Big Ideas do you think Montana should consider? Add you comments to this story so everyone can share.
- Leadership Montana Class of '14 announced
The program focuses on developing leaders who understand Montana's issues, are willing to listen to and learn, celebrate cultural diversity and other opinions and demonstrate a passion for the Last Best Place.
- 4 Reasons Your Company (Organization, State, City,...) Needs a Brand Ambassador Program
You probably already know that content creation is a great way to bring in traffic and help solidify your brand voice to the general public.
Montana Economic Development
- OMNIBAR - Montana-made endurance bar set to hit market this fall
The Omnibar is "real food."
- Montana Governor Bullock visits ILX Lightwave in Bozeman to learn how to help businesses
"(Newport is) moving manufacturing to Bozeman and they've looked at it and they've chosen to do this over anywhere in the country. We need to make sure that any company that's looking at Montana, that's the view they have," Bullock said. "And if obstacles stand in the way of that, we need to address those obstacles."
- KERBspace - High-tech parking meters detect vehicles and charge accordingly
Having trialled the system in Montana recently, the KERBspace system replaces the traditional parking meter with a sleek, wifi-enabled post with a dynamic display.
Developing an Angel Network in Montana
- The Great Falls Planning Advisory Board to consider an industrial park
The Great Falls Planning Advisory Board members will consider an application for a minor plat division for five lots zoned for heavy industrial use when they meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Commission Chambers at the Civic Center.
- Montana needs fair access to renewable energy markets
Anyone interested in economic opportunity for Montana should be concerned with the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA's) transmission policies.
- SEC's angel rules could hurt, not help, start-up firms
Welcome to the SEC's tortured rule-making process for the federal "Jumpstart Our Business Startups" act.
- New Montana website answers health care law questions
Two recent events promise to give average Montanans the tools we need to help navigate these new developments.
- Landowner uses congressional ties to sway Forest Service in Montana
When asked if anything could help the Forest Service fend off disputes, Erickson said more resources -- money and manpower - would help so another house wouldn't pop up without being noticed.
- The 3 biggest lies about why corporate taxes should be lowered
Are US corporate tax rates higher than those of other countries? False. Reich debunks three myths about why corporate taxes should be lowered.
- Why an influx of retirees to Idaho is creating more low-wage jobs
Retirees don't need high-paying jobs. They need services that pay minimum wage.
Regional Economic Development
- How did Estonia become a leader in technology?
Its 1.3m citizens pay for parking spaces with their mobile phones and have their health records stored in the digital cloud. Filing an annual tax return online, as 95% of Estonians do, takes about five minutes. How did the smallest Baltic state develop such a strong tech culture?
- Fla. governor's bid to lure business raises ire in Mass.
"Governor Scott's efforts to lure Massachusetts business owners to Florida in August strikes me as somewhat climate-challenged, in addition to being misguided"
- "Innovation Districts" Boost Bottom Line for Cities
The districts connect anchor institutions with innovative firms and spinoff companies; business incubators; mixed-use housing, office, and retail; and amenities and transit.
- How does the American Dream impact economic development in a community? Montana is #1 by the way...
States and communities can become more competitive by differentiating themselves as a location that enables people to achieve their American Dream, and implementing action plans to break down any existing barriers.
- Research On Emotion In Site Selection
One of the biggest misconceptions is that emotion plays no role in the site selection decision.
- The top 10 best planning, design, and development websites
This list is based on nominations by Planetizen readers and staff, and judged against a common set of criteria, including content, design, and usability.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Transition Tidbits Newsletter
Telecommuting can be an attractive option for individuals whose disabilities make working from a traditional office or retail location challenging. However, there can be pitfalls to working from home.
- Young job seekers lack critical soft skills, employers say
40% of U.S. employers say most entry-level job candidates lack even the basic skills needed to fill job openings.
Funding and Building your Business
- States embracing electronic high school transcripts
The system will enable students to track the transmission of their transcripts and forward letters of recommendation. By year's end, the program should be available to students in public and private high schools.
- Cincinnati as Model for Schools
In search of a cure for ailing schools, educators and politicians from around the world have descended on this city's poorest neighborhoods, hearing of a renaissance.
- High-Quality Early Education for Children Who Have Autism
"How can we better support and train teachers to provide a high-quality classroom environment?"
Energy and Climate Change
- Many Entrepreneurs Believe Viral Marketing is Free
Viral marketing is a deliberate marketing action, designed to grow attention at a compound rate, without further stimulus, by word-of-mouth.
- Why big data means job growth for non-data professionals
Ultimately, a successful data-driven culture does not come from simply having a lot of data -- rather, it's the product of forward-looking management that is willing to experiment with new uses of its data, and recognizes the power of creativity and innovation.
- Is Multitasking Killing Your Business?
Yes, multitasking making us feel better about ourselves, but that feeling is an illusion.
- Learn From the 5 Core Principles of Angel Investors
Here are five key things you need to know to quickly find the right Angel for your startup:
- Use Employees to Improve Your Company's Online Presence
You can always force someone to help you with the company's website, but how can you actually make them truly care about it?
Connectivity & Communications
- Today's Climate Change Proves Much Faster Than Changes in Past 65 Million Years
Plants and animals essentially would need to move about 1 yard each day farther north or higher in elevation to maintain the conditions they prefer, Field said. While farmers and others can shift where they grow crops, Field said, it's different for a butterfly or a maple tree.
- Public-private partnerships will close rural broadband gap
Rural America will not be left behind
- Comcast expands low-cost Internet plan, ups speed
The price is a big discount from a typical plan, which costs around $50 a month. The speed is good enough to watch online video.
- New York's Mapping Elite Drool Over Newly Released Tax Lot Data
Looks like open data just got its big-city swagger.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation gives grant to Rural Dynamics for tax prep service for low and moderate-income Montanans.
The foundation's funding programs nurture the arts, engage children in learning, address the needs of vulnerable populations, advance scientific and technological discoveries, and provide economic relief amid the downturn.
- MakerSpace moving Missoula library into the future
A Makerspace is simply a place people can go to get the training, tools, and camaraderie to start turning their ideas into physical things.
To subscribe or unsubscribe from the free weekly MATR newsletter, please visit our list info page