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Montana Data Focused Business Cluster
Montana Department of Commerce
- Samsung Seeks Sharper Data Analysis - Goverment raises focus on big data education
On the same day, prior to Samsung's announcement, the South Korean government said it plans to nurture professionals in the field of big data, in a bid to boost the country's productivity.
TEDx Events in Montana
- The Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology is accepting proposals for funding.
The Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology enc ourages economic development through investment in research and commercialization projects.
- Governor Steve Bullock Announces Grants to Update Montana Public Schools across the State
"Our kids should be receiving a twenty - first century education in buildings equipped with twenty - first century infrastructure," said Governor Bullock. "Public school buildi ngs across the state will receive updates that improve learning opportunities for Montana students -- an investment we can all be proud of."
- Montana Department of Commerce Economic Development Funds Awarded
"These funding programs help grow businesses, assist communities as they plan for future development and create jobs," said Meg O'Leary, Director of the Montana Department of Commerce. "They are essential economic development tools that expand Montana's economy and leverage the investments made by local organizations in our communities."
- TED Talk - Diebedo Francis Kere: How to build with clay... and community
Diebedo Francis Kere and his architectural firm design buildings that are good for the environment -- and those who use them.
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- NorthWestern Energy Seeks 2014 Annual Volunteer Partner
Qualified nonprofit organizations with affiliates that operate within NorthWestern Energy's service territory in Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota are invited to apply
Arrow Solutions Group
- Montana Official Tourism Industry News - December 2013
Montana Department of Commerce Awards $500,000 to Eight Montana Tourism Facility Improvement Projects
- State Escapes: Montana's Lesser Known Parks
Load up your gear and head for the state parks that double as big-kid winter playgrounds
Come Home Montana
- Good workers hard to find in tight job market
The Billings job market is as tight as it's been in six years and employers are getting creative to land the right employees.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Big Sky Employment & Academic Enrichment Fair, 2/18-19, Missoula, Montana
The Big Sky Employment & Academic Enrichment Fair is an effective and inexpensive opportunity for recruiters to meet, network with, and interview qualified applicants.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Finance Director - Rocky Mountain Log Homes
At Rocky Mountain Log Homes http://www.rockymountainloghomes.com, we specialize in homes that reflect the natural beauty of their surroundings. More importantly, though, we specialize in homes that reflect you - your unique style, individual needs and desires.
- Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Grants $10,000 to One Montana's Student & Entrepreneur Exchange
This innovative program adds a new spin to entrepreneur education by introducing students and businesses to different communities and needs as well as the practical steps required to take a project from beginning to end.
- Flathead Manufacturing Facility, Creative Sales Company, Ahead of the Curve
During a recent tour of the Columbia Falls manufacturing plant, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Byers' innovation and niche marketing is helping the inventor cash in on a nationwide trend while providing local jobs by producing the products on site.
- Montana Small Business Week award nomination forms
In Montana we will be recognizing up to 3 Small Business Person(s) of the Year, in the following categories:
- Survey on developing a CoWorking space in Missoula - Please contribute your ideas
"If you live in or near Missoula (or plan to live here or near) please take our CoWorking Survey. The more responses we get, the sooner the co-working space will open."
- Missoula, Montana's St. Pat's Hospital to outsource Life Flight as cost-cutting move
Competition with for-profit fixed-wing and helicopter medical services has changed the landscape of the business, making it a challenge for hospitals to operate such services when the priority is providing medical care - not operating a transportation business.
- 10 Steps To A Productive Mentor-Mentee Experience
Most of the best mentoring relationships don't involve monetary compensation, but none are free.
- Pay equity: College pays off for young women
Women under 32 now make 93 percent of what young men earn - up from 67 percent in 1980, says new study.
- How to Live a Remarkable Life
What it's like to live a remarkable life for free!
- How To Make Sure Your Success Leads To Fulfillment
Is it possible to be successful in business and not fulfilled? The answer is a resounding yes today, and I'm convinced that it will be even more true tomorrow, as young idealistic entrepreneurs try to adapt to the long-standing business culture if success is only measured in the money you make for yourself and your business.
- Why Retirees Should Read 'Jazz' by Henri Matisse
Retirement closes one door but opens up many new possibilities.
- Montana Tax News You Can Use
An e-newsletter for tax preparers and those interested in the state's tax system
- Deadline is Friday, 12/13 for Boise Young Professionals competition
"This competition to launch two start-ups per series creates real commerce for our region and ensures that Boise's entrepreneurial spirit will live on through another generation."
- Happy Family thrives in Boise
This past summer, a big European company bought a fast-growing organic baby food firm dubbed Happy Family from its two founding partners for "hundreds of millions of dollars."
Regional Economic Development
- Wanted: More Startups in St. Louis. Reward: $50,000
Move your startup to St. Louis, get $50,000, no strings attached.
Washington State Business
- The big picture: Western governors unveiling high-tech, satellite wildlife maps linking 16 states
The Western Governors' Association wants to make it easier to chart paths across large landscapes where developers can expect the least regulatory resistance and threat of litigation as they draft plans to build highways, dig gold mines and erect power lines, pipelines or wind farms.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Possible Boeing Move Worries Washington State
Where the company will assemble its next generation of commercial airplane, the 777X -- which only a few months ago looked locked-down certain to be right here -- is now up for grabs, with a national scramble of states and cities bidding for Boeing's hand with tax breaks, incentives and promises of labor congeniality.
Montana Education Excellence
- Missing From Science Class - Too Few Girls and Minorities Study Tech Subjects
A big reason America is falling behind other countries in science and math is that we have effectively written off a huge chunk of our population as uninterested in those fields or incapable of succeeding in them.
- Siemens STEM Academy Inspires Educators
Share this with the Teachers in your life! Applications for the 2014 program close February 4th: Siemens Summer of Learning Application.
- Hour of Code builds a deeper understanding of the power of computing
A publicity stunt is exactly what we need.
- Top Students at Community Colleges to Have Chance to Raise Ambitions
A disparate group of colleges from across the country -- public and private, two-year and four-year -- plans to announce a novel alliance on Friday aimed at producing high-achieving community college graduates and making it easier for them to transfer into bachelor's programs.
- Reforms at Bozeman High's Bridger program show progress
Students must show they're proficient in specific skills and knowledge to pass a class. Getting by on C's and D's is no longer good enough.
- University of Montana Business Students Recognized for Fundraising Efforts
"Receiving international honors from AIS demonstrates SoBA's commitment to developing outstanding business professionals who are well-prepared to excel in an information-intensive, global marketplace."
- Focus on what counts at the University of Montana: Education
Let us focus on what counts.
Funding and Building your Business
- Bozeman seeks to engage public with new online forum
"We really want to make sure we are engaging the citizens," she said. City department heads suggest topics, and the city manager decides which questions are posted to the site.
- Who Should Control Our Water?
It is difficult to measure whether state-run water systems perform better than privately run ones.
- Low-Cost Loans for Small Businesses Turned Down by Banks
A Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) can be an excellent alternative to traditional bank financing.
- Why You're Not Getting the Most out of Your Board
Most board meetings become bored meetings.
- Who Goes to Work to Have Fun?
Please -- no, really, please -- can we stop trying to "make work fun"?
- Government IT and the Promise of Agile Development
In South Bend, Kathryn Roos, the mayor's deputy chief of staff, reports that, after the City Voice agile project, many other departments now want to learn and undertake agile projects of their own.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- TED Talk: Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong
Let's change the way we think about changing the world.
- Introducing the Low-Profit Limited Liability Company (L3C) in Montana
By becoming an L3C, businesses will be better positioned to receive investments from non-profit foundations.
- University of Montana Philanthropy Class Awards $10,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits
The philanthropy class at UM teaches students about social responsibility and community building to address and resolve social issues.
- Injected liquid turns into a gel to rebuild bones
Its chemical cross-linking technology allows the researchers to eliminate gel shrinkage without reducing swelling; this improves its stability so that it serves as an effective delivery vehicle for growth factors and stem cell populations.
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