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MATR Newsletter – May 12, 2021
The state with the best education wins!

My Beloved College Town (Bozeman, Montana) Has a Problem: It’s too Popular

Senator Jon Tester called this potential revision “the death knell of Montana,” and just introduced a bill to prohibit the O.M.B. from raising the metropolitan yardstick past 50,000 people.

Missoula and Gallatin County, Montana Have Some of the Most Expensive Homes in America

Assuming a 20% down payment, it would take a minimum annual income of $79,181 to afford a typical home in Missoula County, in keeping with the 28% rule. For context, across the U.S. as a whole, an annual income of about $52,523 is enough to afford a typical home, assuming the same 20% down payment and 28% affordability ratio.

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Come Home Montana

Montana Department of Commerce

Northwestern Energy

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce

Merrill Bradshaw Carpentry

MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

The Telecommuting and Gig Workforce in Montana

Next Generation Broadband in Montana

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte

  • Montana Just Passed a Bill Limiting Access to Sex Education

    Montana’s Republican Governor, Greg Gianforte, has just signed into law two bills targeting LGBTQ youth in schools. Senate Bill 99 will require K-12 schools to notify parents of any curriculum pertaining to human sexuality and allow parents to opt their children out of said courses.


Montana Biotech

Regional Business News

  • The Crime of the Century on HBO

    The Crime of the Century is a searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enable over-production, reckless distribution, and mass abuse of synthetic opiates.

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

2021 Montana Legislature and Politics

Government News & Events

City Club Missoula


Cool Stuff That’s Coming

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