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

Montana offering $125K salary to hire a business recruiter – $500,000 budget to recruit biz to state

A University of Montana economist says new tax policies may not lead to businesses moving to Montana. Patrick Barkey says most job growth takes place at existing businesses.

How cities, states, and tribes can boost entrepreneurship via the American Rescue Plan

While a significant amount of attention has rightfully gone to the $350 billion in flexible funding provided to states, counties, cities, and tribes in the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP), this historic bill also contains an important separate investment aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses.

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Montana Department of Commerce

Great Falls Development Authority

  • Great Falls, Montana Growth Highlights

    Rankings • 4th best city in nation for first-time homebuyers ( • 10th best city in Western U.S. to live in after the pandemic (Business Insider) • #2 city in Montana for budget-friendliness for renters (LendEDU) • 7th most affordable metro area in the West (AdvisorSmith) • One of five 2021 Great American Defense Communities (Association of Defense…

MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

Next Generation Broadband in Montana

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte


Montana Business

Come Home Idaho

Idaho News & Events

Wyoming Business

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

Education News

  • Montana Public Employee Union Sues Over Four Bills

    The state’s largest union for public employees announced late Thursday afternoon it will challenge four bills for allegedly infringing on the constitutional authority of the public higher education officials on the Montana Board of Regents.

Rural Communities

2021 Montana Legislature and Politics

Non-Profit News


  • Become Happier in Work and Life: The Four-way View

    After completing the chart, one individual who manages the West Coast operations of a U.S. retail design firm said he was surprised to discover he was not “being the person [he] really wanted to be.”


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