The report uses audited findings from 56 of the state’s 60 non-governmental hospitals and shows them accounting for close to 12% of Montana’s private sector employment and 13%
Their aim isn’t to expand their business empire or build an inclusive resort, they say, but rather to create a family legacy and establish a reputation as good neighbors.
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MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
The Telecommuting and Gig Workforce in Montana
- Coworking in Kalispell, Montana
Communal office space designed for remote workers is growing in popularity in the Flathead, following a nationwide trend
- Purdue University Global launches free course on remote work
The five-module, self-paced course is designed to be completed in five to seven hours. It will provide organizational employees and leaders with the knowledge and resources to effectively contribute in remote work contexts.
- Will Work-from-Home Work Forever?
The pandemic may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean we’ll return to full-time commuting and packed office buildings. The greatest accidental experiment in the history of labor has lessons to teach us about productivity, flexibility, and even reversing the brain drain. But don’t buy another dozen pairs of sweatpants just yet.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
Funding and Building your Business
- Anthro-Vision A New Way to See in Business and Life By Gillian Tett
In an age when the business world is dominated by technology and data analysis, award-winning financial journalist and anthropology PhD Gillian Tett presents a radically different strategy for success: businesses can revolutionize their understanding of behavior by studying consumers, markets, and organizations through an anthropological lens.
Incubators and R&D
Regional Economic Development
21st Century Education Initiative – “You Should Care…”
2021 Montana Legislature and Politics
- New Montana laws enshrine health care alternatives, for better or worse
State legislators this year, however, sought to preserve the approach and passed two new laws that prohibit direct primary care practices or health care sharing ministries — religious or ethical groups whose members pool money to cover medical costs — from being regulated as insurance.
Government News & Events
- Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Can Benefit Local Economies
Building enough charging infrastructure to capture the anticipated economic and health benefits will be an enormous undertaking. But can the country’s power grid handle the strain of so many EVs plugging in on a daily basis?
- What would you pay for autonomous driving? Volkswagen hopes $8.50 per hour
Volkswagen’s real moneymaker might be autonomous driving, though. “In autonomous driving, we can imagine that we switch it on by the hour. We assume a price of around seven euros per hour. So if you don’t want to drive yourself for three hours, you can do it for 21 euros,” said Klaus Zellmer, chief sales officer of the Volkswagen brand.
- Archer reveals its Maker flying taxi, promising an alternative to traffic hell
“Who hasn’t sat in traffic wishing they could fly over it?” said Archer cofounder Brett Adcock.
- Driverless electric shuttle makes debut at Yellowstone National Park
“We look at that as a way that we can reduce congestion, in the future, we think that it’s something that we need to be out in front of,” said Park Superintendent Cam Sholly. “ I believe it is very possible that we’ll hit four, four-point seven to five million visitors this year in this park,” he added.
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
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