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MATR Newsletter – August 25, 2021
The state with the best education wins!

Is Your Community Ready? Welcome to WeCAN! USDA-funded collaboration among Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming to improve our communities

Community Reviews are comprehensive assessment programs that provide information and tools to help communities address priority issues and enhance quality of life for their residents. 

USDA Seeks Comment on Ways to Help Businesses Start, Expand and Improve Cooperatives in Rural America

The Department is interested in stakeholders’ recommendations to streamline application requirements and
make other improvements to the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program.

Commission seeks suggestions from you for new Montana U.S. House district maps

Free online tools mean Montanans can draw their own political maps and submit them for consideration.

Today’s MATR Newsletter is sponsored by:

Corona Virus Information

Come Home Montana

Zoot Enterprises

MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

Next Generation Broadband in Montana


  • Energy Secretary Granholm announces new building energy codes

    The department projected the new code determinations will save up to 4.7 percent on-site energy, 4.3 percent source energy, 4.2 percent carbon emissions and 4.3 percent in energy costs. The department projects the determinations would generate savings of $138 billion over the next 30 years for homes and businesses, or about $162 per residential unit a year.

Montana Business

Visit Montana

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center

Montana Biotech

Funding and Building your Business

Incubators and R&D

Come Home Idaho

2023 Montana Legislature and Politics

Government News & Events

  • St. Paul Does Away With Minimum Parking Requirements

    St. Paul officials hope that tossing out parking mandates will open the door to new housing and businesses while moving the city closer to its goal of reducing vehicle miles traveled by 40 percent by the year 2040, and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative


Energy and Climate Change

  • Ithaca, NY raises $100m to decarbonize buildings

    The city plans to help homeowners acquire funding to retrofit buildings by installing electric heating systems, solar panels and batteries, among others. The aim is to reduce energy consumption and replace traditional heating with more environmentally friendly alternatives.

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