USDA is inviting comments and recommendations from tribal communities and tribal broadband industry experts on a ReConnect Program final rule originally published on Feb. 26, 2021.
Legislation has already been introduced in California, Colorado and New York, and CWA is in active conversations with policymakers in state houses across the country about its model bill, the Broadband Resiliency, Public Safety and Quality Act.
Billions of dollars in the American Rescue Plan could be used to close the persistent digital divide in urban and rural communities.
Since this time last year, the median sale price for a home in Missoula increased 20.5%, to $403,450. In Whitefish, the cost has increased 41%, for a price of $632,000.
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Come Home Montana
- Montana ranked #1 for physicians
They were analyzed using what WalletHub calls two dimensions: opportunity and competition, and medical environment. The two dimensions were broken down into 19 metrics, including hospitals per capita; average annual wage; hospital safety; and physician burnout.
Prospera Business Network
MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
- ClassPass – When She Stopped Hiding Her Heritage, She Channeled Its Strength–And Built a $1 Billion Business
Payal Kadakia, the founder and chairman of ClassPass, reflects on her experience as an Indian-American.
- Apple’s $200 million fund aims to fight climate change and boost business
Apple has announced a $200 million investment fund designed to remove carbon emissions from the atmosphere and support sustainable forestry — and to generate financial returns for the company.
- Population Gains and Losses Create Two Americas, and the Difference Is Mostly along Rural-Urban Lines
For the past half century, the nation’s smallest counties have lost population about a third of the time. Meanwhile, population growth in the biggest cities was nearly uninterrupted. The difference has big implications for the future of American communities.
- How Can Financial Institutions Prepare for AI Risks?
Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies hold big promise for the financial services industry, but they also bring risks that must be addressed with the right governance approaches, according to a white paper by a group of academics and executives from the financial services and technology industries, published by Wharton AI for Business.
- Passenger rail group sees “opportunity” for Montana rail service from several funds
The President and CEO of the Rail Passengers Association sees several points of opportunity from the new interest in Washington over infrastructure spending.
- Part 1 of a three-part series: COVID-19’s impact on Montana region’s small businesses
Rather than vilify small business owners that willingly closed to protect the most vulnerable, Glacier County should take proactive steps to assist families and individuals in regaining financial security.
- Main Street’s Comeback and How It Can Come Back Again – Wednesday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. MST
Join the Maryland Department of Planning as Mary Means, one of the pioneers of the national Main Street movement, chronicles the rise of the Main Street Revitalization movement and looks ahead to its recovery.
- MIT Media Lab chooses BioSuit inventor and Helena Capital High GradDava Newman as its new director
“I can’t wait to help write the next chapter of this uniquely creative, impactful, compassionate community.”
The Telecommuting and Gig Workforce in Montana
- West Virginia lures remote workers with $12,000 cash, free access to outdoor activities
Attention, digital nomads: Love the outdoors? How does free access to world-class rafting, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, skiing and other activities sound? Could you use $12,000 for a down payment on a house or to put a dent in your student loans? Have a soft spot for the John Denver song, “Take Me Home, Country Roads?”
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
Montana Businesses Seeking Investment or For Sale
Senator Jon Tester
- The dispiriting housing boom
Real estate, in particular, tends to rise in value much more easily than it falls. Besides, says National Association of Realtors chief economist Lawrence Yun, this “is not a bubble. It is simply lack of supply.”
- Montana housing market booming, but who’s moving here?
Since this time last year, the median sale price for a home in Missoula increased 20.5%, to $403,450. In Whitefish, the cost has increased 41%, for a price of $632,000. The median sales price in Butte is $180,000, which is an annual increase of 12%. In Bozeman, the median sales price of a home increased 25%, to $679,900.
- Cement-free concrete recipe bonds sand using alcohol
The researchers say that this new type of concrete could be more durable than the normal stuff against common foes like chemicals, temperature and humidity. It can also be used with a wider variety of aggregates, including sand of different particle sizes, and other materials that could expand where it might be used.
21st Century Education Initiative – “You Should Care…”
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Washington State Business
Energy and Climate Change
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