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MATR Newsletter – August 30, 2021
The state with the best education wins!

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Montana Department of Commerce

  • Panel moves to fund $125M in Montana infrastructure projects

    The money is part of more than $2 billion Montana received through the American Rescue Plan Act, passed by Congress in March to offset some of the economic impacts of the pandemic. The state is receiving its money in two rounds, and the ARPA Infrastructure Advisory Commission is expected to award another round of water and wastewater grants next year.

MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte

Montana Business

Funding and Building your Business

The Creative and Cultural Economy

Regional Business News

Wyoming Business

  • Wyoming’s biggest utility is closing the curtains on coal

    The parent company to Rocky Mountain Power, the state’s biggest electric utility, announced Friday that its biennial Integrated Resource Plan is expected to include substantial investment in renewables — and no new investment in coal or natural gas. The 2021 plan will be finalized next week.

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

  • Pretesting Tool Matches Student Skills With Careers

    Career and technical instructors are making use of a platform from YouScience designed to test student aptitudes ahead of job certification exams, potentially guiding them to careers that fit their interests and skills.


  • The secret trick that makes networking suck so much less

    In addition to finding his current job, Zapier’s Justin Pot says in general, “connecting with people improves your life, but it’s hard, especially online. If you don’t know how to start, you might think that you’re being a huge creep. You’re not.”


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