“The Montana Small Business Development Center Network is adding to our portfolio of specialized, no-cost business assistance for the live venue-related industry businesses in Montana,” said Chad Moore, Montana SBDC State Director.
The EDA revolving loan fund will be used to help business recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as help businesses with entrepreneurial efforts. It’s expected to create 40 jobs and retain 14 jobs.
In addition to surveying firms across Montana engaged in hard goods export and import, the survey gleaned insights from Montana service exporters, as well as Montana-based firms that have received investment from international sources to help capitalize their growth and expansion.
Now is the time to make sure that all Montanans have access to broadband. Access to high-speed internet service will improve our quality of life and expanding opportunities for residents, no matter where they may live in this vast and remarkable state.
A pair of legislative proposals would rewrite how the state funds educational opportunities for students. Supporters say they want to give Montanans more choices, while opponents argue the changes threaten to steer public dollars to private religious institutions.
The goal of MAPS is to empower Montana’s next generation through professional media arts instruction. This is done through mentors in education who provide professional courses in design, film, music and technology. The courses are held online and in-person and are free for any student in 8th through 12th grade.
“If we really want to avoid this increase in these megafires, we have to slow climate warming,” said Dave McWethy, an assistant professor in Montana State University’s Department of Earth Sciences. “And that isn’t something we can really escape.”