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MATR Newsletter – June 25, 2021
The state with the best education wins!

Medical biotech company to build facility in Hamilton, Montana

“We’re going to hire people before the facility is finished,” he said, “and more people as it goes through different levels of completion.”

7 skills you need if you want to solve public problems

Beth Simone Noveck, director of the Governance Lab at NYU, explains the tools you need to develop to change policy to improve people’s lives.

Great Falls, Montana encourages residents to try the city’s budget simulator

The online program allows you to create a budget for the city. You start with the budget that has been proposed and can then add or subtract money from departments and programs to create your own budget.


Today’s MATR Newsletter is sponsored by:

Come Home Montana

Montana Department of Commerce

Zoot Enterprises

MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

Next Generation Broadband in Montana

  • Senators Urged To Invest In Variety Of Broadband Technologies

    During a hearing titled “Building Resilient Networks,” lawmakers on the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband were asked to boost the reliability of the nation’s broadband networks by spreading infrastructure funding among a variety of technologies such as fixed wireless and mobile broadband rather than limiting it solely to fiber.

  • Why North Dakota Has the Best Internet in the United States

    Local communities fought cooperatively against telecom monopoly domination in the 90s. Now rural North Dakotans have better, faster broadband than many U.S. cities.

  • Rural Broadband Research Project to Explore the Connected Farm

    The National Science Foundation, US Ignite and other partners announced the launch of a wireless communications testbed in rural central Iowa to explore expanding broadband access to rural America and other innovations.


Funding and Building your Business

Come Home Wyoming

Montana Education/Business Partnerships

Government News & Events


Energy and Climate Change

  • Legal experts draft a definition of ecocide to help protect the planet

    Acts of environmental degradation could soon be classified as international criminal offenses if a newly drafted definition of ‘ecocide‘ is adopted. The drafted definition has been put together by legal minds from around the world under the Stop Ecocide Foundation and with hopes that it will be adopted by the International Criminal Court.

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