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MATR Newsletter – August 11, 2021
The state with the best education wins!

Radically Rural: Rural Downtowns Are Ripe for Diversifying. Have you explored Montana’s Community Map?

Increasing numbers of local leaders believe that the future of small towns is wrapped in creating a diverse “interdependent agglomeration of private business entities, public-private business projects, social services, cultural attractors and public space.”

Governor Gianforte Announces Montana Ambassador Award Recipients

Honorees recognized for outstanding contributions to economic development in Montana

Today’s MATR Newsletter is sponsored by:

Corona Virus Information

Come Home Montana

Big Sky Economic Development

City of Bozeman Economic Development

Great Falls Development Authority

Next Generation Broadband in Montana

  • Pandemic Teaches Government a Lesson on Internet Upload Speeds

    A new study rejects the idea that provider networks held up quite well for Americans during the pandemic. This research, as well as state broadband leaders, think upload speeds must be better for America’s future.

  • What the $65B broadband service plan will do

    The Federal Communications Commission says about 14 million Americans don’t have access to broadband at the speeds necessary to work and study online — 25 megabits per second downloads and 3 mbps uploads — but acknowledges that its maps are faulty. Outside groups have made higher estimates.

Montana Ambassadors

Funding and Building your Business

Regional Economic Development

STARS Montana Early Education Program

  • Montana families continue to face a preschool desert

    “I’m not talking about the opportunity for us to spend money for cute little boys and girls to sit criss-cross applesauce and read Dr. Suess books,” O’Brien said. “I’m talking about brain development so that our children are ready to learn and ready to work.”

Government Technology

City Club Missoula


Come Home South Dakota


Energy and Climate Change

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