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MATR Newsletter – September 19, 2022
The state with the best education wins!

America Should ‘Think Round’ For Safety for Vulnerable Road Users

Congress has not only codified roundabouts into federal law for the first time, and put them at the top of the list of examples of highway safety improvement projects. They’ve also defined them as providing “for the safety of all road users,” including pedestrians, cyclists and people who use assistive devices like wheelchairs — not just vehicle drivers.

Movie Review:

Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again.

(The Wizard of Oz)

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Great Falls Development Authority

  • Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 9-18-22

    Here is our Top 17 for this week celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy — Montana’s Golden Triangle. And, sharing business resources and skill-building opportunities to empower your success.

MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

Montana Businesses Seeking Investment or For Sale

  • Montana Startup Summit – 9/30-10/1 – Bozeman

    Tech leaders, innovators, state and local leaders, and anyone interested in the growing local tech economy have a unique opportunity to attend the Montana Startup Summit in Bozeman, MT on September 30th and October 1st. The Summit is a series of events designed to celebrate, connect, and grow the startup economy in the state, and the culminating event is Early Stage Montana’s Startup Showcase featuring seven Montana-based startups pitching their potential, and vying for the title of Montana Startup of the Year.

Montana Economic Development


  • Squeezed out: Housing crisis looms large over the West

    It’s the worst of both worlds: Even as the historic housing-price runup slows, prices remain high and interest rates are getting higher. As a result, middle class home buyers already struggling to find a home they can afford in a place they want to live face an even tougher time.

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center

Wyoming Business

  • World’s biggest carbon capture plant set for Wyoming

    Called Project Bison, the facility is slated to swing into action next year and, all going to plan, will scale up its operations by the end of the decade to suck up five million tons of CO2 each year, and safely lock it away underground.

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

American Prairie


Energy and Climate Change

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