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“This report shows, once again, that Montana is a great place to do business. In addition to our great tax climate, we have a highly trained workforce and an unmatched quality of life, which also entices companies to Montana. This is just another sign of what businessmen and woman are recognizing: Montana is one of the very best places in the country to do business.” Governor Steve Bullock - "Montana ranks 7th Best for business tax climate" http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana State University to begin search for new chief information officer http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html --- "I am Malala" Amazing Interview with Malala Yousafzai on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Department of Commerce
- Montana Department of Commerce Announces FundingMT.org
"This is an incredible tool for Montana's small businesses, local governments, and economic development organizations. "FundingMT allows users to view, access, apply for, and track state funds all under one roof. Commerce is proud to make such a powerful tool available to Montana's job creators."
- NEW Products from PrintingForLess
Check out these 2 new products PFL has recently launched.
Come Home Montana
- How Can Big Data/Business Intelligence Improve A Project? Project Management Institute - Oct Meeting, 10/14, Missoula
Are you going to implement a CRM system? BI will make it better.
- Social, crowdsourcing used to build real-time data maps
"Companies have struggled to map their supply chains, particularly when they get to the second or third tiers. Any tools that can help them do this could potentially add strategic and operational value."
- Montana Career Opportunity - CEO - ExperienceLab
ExperienceLab http://www.experiencelab.com is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to lead the company's transition from being a startup with a proven, patented product and a number of world class customers to being the preeminent supplier in a large nationwide market.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Internet Help Desk Technician - VisionNet
Vision Net's 24/7 Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is seeking candidates with strong customer service skills.
- Montana State University to begin search for new chief information officer
"Our new chief information officer will provide important oversight, management and strategic planning for the university's information technology infrastructure," Larsen said. "We anticipate a strong pool of candidates, and we look forward to selecting a person who will continue to advance the university's information technology goals in the university's strategic plan."
Montana Economic Development
- Montana ranks 7th Best for business tax climate
"This report shows, once again, that Montana is a great place to do business. In addition to our great tax climate, we have a highly trained workforce and an unmatched quality of life, which also entices companies to Montana. This is just another sign of what businessmen and woman are recognizing: Montana is one of the very best places in the country to do business." Governor Steve Bullock
MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative
- 2014 SBDC Invest in Success - Call for Presenters
The Montana SBDC Network is requesting proposals for breakout sessions at the Invest in Success conference on April 24.
- The author of "Good to Great" went to West Point to teach leadership. Instead, he was the one who got schooled. The Re-Education of Jim Collins
West Point has been turning out "leaders of character" for more than 200 years. "I expect that it will transform my thinking in some way," Collins told me a week before he started. "I have this feeling something's going to happen to me that will set me on a new trajectory, a renewing path."
Government and University TechTransfer
- Ex-Missoula County jail guard alleges unsafe conditions, inmate abuse
One such instance occurred in December 2012, when three different shifts of detention officers reportedly left a mentally ill female inmate with her hands handcuffed behind her back for 19 hours straight, according to Boileau.
- University of Wyoming Partners with Innovation Center of the Rockies to Bring Faculty Inventions to Market
The Innovation Center of the Rockies (IRC), one of the nation's premier entrepreneurial support organizations, has entered into an agreement with the University of Wyoming to help boost commercialization of intellectual property (IP) resulting from faculty research.
Incubators and R&D
- Importance of Tourism Demoted in Idaho
What businesses got was a daylight axing that no one saw coming.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Conducting research: A decade and $30 million later, McLaughlin Alzheimer's developments are 'exciting'
The longtime director and professor at the Great Falls research center said recent developments at MRI "are the most exciting thing I've done in 30 years."
- Crunching data to figure out the best way to teach each student
Right now, schools teach and test every student the same way, even though children have different ways of learning not used in the classroom. But educators are starting to use data analytics to make in-depth assessments of each student and how he or she learns.
- My Student in Need launches in Great Falls with a couple of wishes
From the creators of My Neighbor in Need, http://www.mystudentinneed.org is a new website that provides a private and nurturing way for teachers and faculty members of the Great Falls Public School District to ask for help for a student in need and a way for the community to give back.
- "I am Malala" Amazing Interview with Malala Yousafzai on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart
"I think of it often and imagine the scene clearly. Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right." - Malala Yousafzai
- Ben Mardell on Early Childhood Education
"A cool preschool classroom really does make kids big," Mardell explained. These spaces help boost children's confidence and encourage them to share their ideas.
- Montana program encourages investment in preschool
"The journey that brought many inmates to this jail did not happen overnight." Cascade County Attorney John Parker
- The Economic Value Of A Learning Society
The economic hole we have fallen into, both in the U. S. and globally, will require solutions across multiple dimensions, but none will be more important than how we collectively approach the education of young people. In this arena - education - we are slipping inexorably down a bad path.
Missoula Schools Excellence
- An Early Report Card on Massive Open Online Courses
If the MOOC movement were in college, it would be time for a freshman report card. The assessment: great potential, but still in need of remedial work.
- Harvard Business School Launching Online Learning Initiative
"They're going to get high visibility with students all over the world. I don't want to say it's going to displace face-to-face education, but it's going to be a big piece of the pie."
Montana Education Excellence
- Missoula College's Diesel Technology Program as one of the best in the country
"We have a year, two year waiting list, and we just don't have enough room." Jim Headlee - Program Director
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- St. Vincent Healthcare creates pharmacy residency program
To help meet the growing demand for post-graduate residency training -- and buoy its own pharmacy services -- St. Vincent Healthcare on July 1 started a Pharmacy Residency Program. The program, with startup costs of about $68,000, launched with one residency slot available and plans to expand.
- Gazette opinion: Montana higher ed must respond to changing enrollment
Enrollment numbers don't tell the entire story of growth or success. However, these numbers must be analyzed as a critical self-assessment at each institution.
- University of Montana Journalism Students Celebrate 20 Years of Highlighting Montana Businesses
"Business: Made In Montana" will air at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and will repeat at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, on MontanaPBS.
Funding and Building your Business
- 2014 Competitive AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity
Competitive AmeriCorps State grants are awarded to organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based interventions to strengthen communities.
Energy and Climate Change
- There's a .00006% Chance of Building a Billion Dollar Company: How This Man Did It
Never Say 'I Want to Do a Startup'
- Beyond the Like Button: Deeper Consumer Insight with MySmark
Companies that rely on relatively small levels of feedback to gauge their performance can't get the information that they need from a few likes.
- The New Rules for Raising Capital from Accredited Investors
This article summarizes the new and proposed rules and provides you with a basic road map for conducting offerings under Rule 506, if and when these rules become effective.
- As a Leader, Create a Culture of Sponsorship
As a senior executive with the power to influence or set policy, you do have the wherewithal to make sponsorship safe -- by changing the organizational culture in which it's exercised.
- 10 Traits Employers Should Look for in New Hires
What's one underappreciated trait you look for in all new hires?
- Two Men, One Elevator: SwipeSense Nails Its Pitch -- The Wall Street Journal Startup of the Year Competition
Watch to find out if SwipeSense is able to achieve perfection.
- The Beginner's Guide to the Hashtag
It's important to know how to use them.
- U.S. will see unprecedented heat waves by midcentury
The study says the world's climate is already changing, but the index -- a sort of tipping point -- shows when a "radically different climate" could begin for any particular location. It says the onset could be delayed if heat-trapping emissions are curbed.
- Libby, Montana Site Emerges as Potential Player in Upstart Biofuel Industry
An expansive five-year, $40 million research project is approaching the halfway point and officials are optimistic about the viability of creating an industry around turning waste wood into jet fuel and other valuable co-products like isobutanol.
- Roadkill permits? There will be an app for that
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to approve regulations Thursday that allow people to go online for permits to salvage for food the animals they hit and kill within 24 hours of the fender-bender.
- The crisis for government data in a 21st century shutdown
The damage done by the shutdown extends far beyond the open data community, of course, and in many cases its repercussions are far more severe.
- How Technology is Changing Citizen Engagement in Austin - How Well Does Your Community Discuss Issues?
For any local government interested simply in engaging more people, there is plenty to learn.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Montana's "official" sport? How about fly fishing?
Although Montana isn't exactly a paradise for fans of professional sports - there's no NFL, MLB, NHL, or NBA presence in the Treasure State - there's no denying that Montanans love sports and recreation, both on the field and in the wild.
- 10 massive tech trends that will hit us by 2020
To say that the consumer electronics industry has changed everything would be an understatement on par with calling World War II a minor skirmish.
- New mobile app changes the way Montana drives - app shows road conditions as they happen
"Basically, you can monitor any road way as you travel down the roadway and find out what the road conditions are ahead of you or before you start out on a trip, you'll be able to look and see what the conditions are."
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