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MATR Newsletter – June 11, 2021
The state with the best education wins!

MEDA Summer Conference – 6/28-30 -5:30PM – In Person (Carroll College in Helena) and Virtually –

It is time to identify priorities and build strategies based on the Montana Next Generation of Community and Economic Development Tools study.

New report shows Montana hospitals pump billions into local economies

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%

Meet the Joneses – They own nearly one-fifth of all private land in Flathead County

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.

Today’s MATR Newsletter is sponsored by:

Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

Big Sky Economic Development

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


Visit 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…”

Rural Communities

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

  • In Montana, Crisis Support Teams Offer Alternatives To Policing Mental Health

    Missoula began sending this special crew on emergency mental health calls in November as a pilot project; next month the program will become permanent. It’s one of six mobile crisis response initiatives in Montana — up from one at the start of 2019. And four more local governments have applied for state grants this year to start teams.


VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things

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