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MATR Newsletter – September 12, 2022
The state with the best education wins!

Climate change threatens Montana’s trout habitat and tourism industry, study says

Montana could lose as much as 35 percent of its cold-water trout habitat by 2080, a new study says.

For sale: God, guns and separatism in the American Redoubt in Montana and Idaho

In a preparation checklist, Rawles recommends that new arrivals to the American Redoubt sell or donate extravagances like jewelry and televisions, research the geography and microclimates of their new settlement, and “bring your guns.”

Today’s MATR Newsletter is sponsored by:

Come Home Montana

Big Sky Economic Development

Great Falls Development Authority

Montana Technology Innovation Partnership

Montana West Economic Development

MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

Next Generation Broadband in Montana

Montana Businesses Seeking Investment or For Sale

  • Belgrade, Montana Based TowHaul Corporation Acquired by Federal Signal

    For over 40 years, TowHaul has been dedicated to designing and manufacturing the most reliable, efficient and adaptable heavy-duty, off-road specialty metal extraction support equipment, including its signature front- and rear-loading lowboy trailers, multi-purpose gooseneck equipment, dragline bucket transporters, and road-conditioning trucks.

Montana Business

Developing Funding Opportunities in Montana

  • Venture Capital Finds Sweet Returns in Bees

    At least 15 bee-related startups have raised funding in the past couple years, per Crunchbase data. Collectively, they’ve brought in over $165 million to date for business models that range from AI-enabled robotic beehives to biotherapeutics for ailing bees. We list them below:

Incubators and R&D

  • Lab-grown Wagyu beef morsels could be coming to a meat market near you

    The company claims that it’s possible to exceed the marbling requirements for natural Wagyu beef. Additionally, those standards can be consistently maintained throughout each production run. What’s more, although the finished product currently takes the form of small cubes, it could reportedly be printed in any size or shape.

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

  • Teacher shortages are real, but not for the reason you heard

    The pandemic kicked off the largest drop in education employment ever.

  • 21 Charts That Explain How America Is Failing Schools

    As conceived by America’s founding fathers, public education was supposed to bind together a nation of immigrants from disparate classes. But public schools today are at the center of controversy, over curricula, security protocols, mask mandates, and more. As of June, only 29% of Americans—and just 14% of Republicans—put their trust in them, the lowest level since Gallup began asking the question in 1973.

  • University of Montana plans college restructure within next year

    Mahdavi, who started at UM this summer, said there will be no budget or staffing cuts. She added that the management structures of the newly configured schools will be coordinated with the Union Faculty Association, the union of all professors, and each school’s deans.

STARS Montana Early Education Program

2023 Montana Legislature and Politics

City Club Missoula



Energy and Climate Change

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