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MATR Newsletter – July 1, 2022
The state with the best education wins!

Emails show state grappling with Governor Gianforte’s ‘Come Home Montana’ blowback

Commerce department staff discussed affordability concerns, diversity criticism of governor’s signature economic development effort.

John Oliver discusses the water shortage in the American west, how it’s already impacting the people who live there, and what God has to say about it.

“That’s just unsustainable”
“That’s just human nature”
That’s the whole problem

Today’s MATR Newsletter is sponsored by:

City of Bozeman Economic Development

Great Falls Development Authority

  • Great Falls, Montana now a major center of biodiesel development
    Montana farmers are well acquainted with oilseed production. Crops like canola, flaxseed and safflower are widely grown across the state, harvested and processed to produce cooking oils for human consumption. However, a different oilseed crop, camelina, is making new inroads into Montana agriculture – not as a food crop, but as a source of renewable diesel fuel.

Next Generation Broadband in Montana

Montana Economic Development


Montana Business

Funding and Building your Business

Regional Economic Development

Come Home Idaho

Idaho News & Events

Education News

Government News & Events

  • Measure to cap Montana property taxes won’t qualify for November ballot

    Monforton put part of the blame on a legal challenge that temporarily restricted them from gathering signatures, and he said they had thousands more signatures that couldn’t be counted because the Montana Secretary of State’s Office ruled there was an error in the brochure they used while gathering them.

Non-Profit News

  • An Onboarding Checklist for New Nonprofit Board Members

    My checklist is more work than putting together a binder full of stuff. But, a new board member does need some stuff. The other thing that may feel onerous is that my checklist assumes an in-person (ideally) orientation.


Miscellaneous Ramblings

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