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MATR Newsletter – July 21, 2021
The state with the best education wins!

NACo Study Makes Case for Larger County Role in Broadband

The National Association of Counties’ Broadband Task Force released a report last week highlighting the widening digital divide and the need for equitable Internet access in all U.S. counties.

In The Bull’s Eye: A Human Swarm Is Overwhelming The Yellowstone Region

Amid unprecedented development and outdoor recreation pressure, three experts say new strategies urgently needed to save America’s most famous wildlife ecosystem

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2023 Montana Legislature and Politics

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Big Sky Economic Development

City of Bozeman Economic Development

Great Falls Development Authority

MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

Next Generation Broadband in Montana

Funding and Building your Business

Wyoming Business

  • Wyoming Business Council Board Adopts Broadband Rules, Opens Public Comment Period

    “These rules establish a framework for the Business Council to use state and federal funding for broadband in a more efficient and effective manner,” said CEO Josh Dorrell. “We worked closely with the Broadband Advisory Council and the legislature to incorporate lessons learned since the inception of the program and last year’s successes with the CARES funding, and we are really excited for what these rules do for broadband in Wyoming.”

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

  • Learning to Be a Better Leader

    In his latest book, ‘The Edge,’ Wharton management professor Michael Useem profiles 10 chief executives and shares their strategies for sustained success.

  • How One App Is Making Space for All Students in Higher Education

    The business, which works primarily with colleges and universities, especially targets nontraditional students who are at greater risk of dropping out. Working parents, first-generation college students, foreign-born students, older students — all of them face bigger obstacles than typical 18- to 21-year-olds.

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