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MATR Newsletter – April 26, 2021
The state with the best education wins!

Changing the trajectory: High-tech high school in tiny Winifred, Montana is philanthropist’s latest $40 Million gift to his hometown

“Basically, I believe that my success in life is contingent not only upon what I have done, but what people have done for me, and what institutions have done for me,” he said. “And wherever I’ve lived I’ve received some virtue.”

Survey finds quality of life brings businesses to Montana, keeps them here

A survey of Montana businesses conducted by the University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research found the quality of life in Montana is a driving factor for why business owners start, relocate or keep their businesses in the state.

This Tech Unicorn Just Opened A Million-Dollar Daycare – “We are building a playbook that open sources everything we’ve learned for any company to replicate.”

This month edtech unicorn Guild Education has unveiled the Beehive, an affordable childcare option housed in the same building as the 850-person Denver company. After successfully navigating years of regulatory hurdles, the company’s cofounder and CEO Rachel Carlson will release the open-sourced plans for other tech companies follow suit.


‘I want a team of innovators. I want people who are going to challenge me to the point of failure, I want this project to push the envelope.  And if we fail a little bit in certain areas, that’s OK. We fail, we learn and we move forward. But we have to rip the rearview mirror off, because we’re not going that way.”  Norm Asbjornson


Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. John Maxwell

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Great Falls Development Authority

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    Here is our Top 17 for this week celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy — Montana’s Golden Triangle. And, sharing business resources and skill-building opportunities to empower your success.

MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

The Telecommuting and Gig Workforce in Montana

Next Generation Broadband in Montana


Montana Business

Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana

21st Century Education Initiative – “You Should Care…”

Rural Communities

  • The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America

    A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of these new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for — or create — a better existence.

Government News & Events

  • Cities Focus on Urban Curbs and How to Manage Them

    Once an overlooked part of the urban landscape, the curb is now considered hot real estate in many cities. The demands of delivery services, ridesharing and micromobility have cities re-examining how they manage their assets.

Washington State Business



Cool Stuff That’s Coming

Energy and Climate Change

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