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Our generation is becoming so busy trying to prove that women can do what men can do, that women are loosing their uniqueness. Women weren't created to do everything a man can do. Women were created to do everything a man can't do...and more
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Gov. Steve Bullock
Montana Department of Commerce
- Governor Steve Bullock: The time to invest in the future of Montana is now
Montana's water and wastewater systems, roads, bridges, public schools, universities and development-impacted communities cannot be ignored for another two years.
Montana Politics & Legislature
- Montana Office of Tourism, Department of Commerce Travel and Marketing Trends for Montana - April 2016
These insights prove valuable across the industry as a whole, as they show who is planning trips and where they're thinking about going--and not going.
Energy and Climate Change
- Initiative to publicly fund medical research could hurt infrastructure work, critics say
A ballot initiative committing Montanans to providing $200 million to private medical research is bad medicine for state infrastructure, according to trade unions and state legislators.
Come Home Montana
- Through the roof - As residential solar surges, the net-metering debate heats up
Forty-one states and the District of Columbia have mandatory net-metering rules, but the rapid growth in residential solar has states from New York to Montana to Arizona wrestling with how to promote this renewable, distributed resource in a way that placates utilities challenged by integrating the power and apportioning the associated costs.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- "Fifty-six Counties: A Montana Journey" by Russell Rowland
Now Russell Rowland is traveling Montana again to sell copies of the book, "Fifty-six Counties: A Montana Journey." Rowland's book tour will stop at 16 Montana cities from Broadus to Polson and take him to Idaho and Washington.
MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
- New York City Casts a Net to Catch the Next Big Start-Up
“New York is in a competition to be where start-ups are going to locate and bigger tech companies are going to grow second and third offices,” Ms. Samuels said.
- MEDA Spring Conference Photos and Presentations
Thanks to everyone who made the gathering a great success!
TEDx Events in Montana
- Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply Dubbed Montana's Top Large Employer in 2016
"The Murdochians who make up our family of stores, distribution centers, and offices are what make this company a truly fantastic place to spend our work days," said John Parkes, Murdoch's Chief People Officer. "What an honor for the State of Montana to recognize our team members' good work - and it takes each and every team member to make it great. It really does."
- Business booming at Missoula, Montana's Nooky Box
"Our slogan is 'Yay Sex!' It's a conversation starter and that's the purpose - to break up that uncomfortableness."
- Interesting financing option for any Montana manufacturer that is considering expansion.
As I understand it, it will require more paperwork but will result in lower interest rates.
- Updates from Montana Marketing
And as this is our first group announcement, I'd like to encourage you to share your ideas on what you'd like to see in these announcements, and how frequently you'd like to receive them.
- 4 Bozeman companies win NASA SBIR funding
Four Bozeman businesses have been picked to receive funding from NASA to research and commercialize technology that will support the federal agency's future missions.
- Anyone Can Give a Memorable TED Talk
What are you most afraid of?
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- This Minor Work Habit Is Burning You Out For No Good Reason
There's an epidemic no one talks much about because it's rarely seen that way.
- Montana would benefit from better broadband access
With improved processes, farmers can deploy their resources to within just a few inches of their boundary to make for more efficient farming. This results in huge savings in seed, fertilizer, and pesticides as well as labor and fuel.
- Obituary - Sen. Conrad Burns
I've spent the last couple of days remembering, crying, laughing, traveling, sorting, regretting, rejoicing and just mourning. I made it home to help my mom make funeral arrangements, answer phone calls, clean out cabinets, all the things you do when your dad dies.
Incubators and R&D
- Feds exempt BYU-Idaho from protecting transgender students from discrimination
Transgender students at Brigham Young University's Idaho campus are no longer protected under a federal education law designed to prevent discrimination.
- New Alzheimer's treatment fully restores memory function
Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer's patients.
- Scientists have just made sperm out of human skin cells
It's hoped that this new process will help couples who rely on donated sperm or eggs to conceive.
- One-third ponder leaving Bay Area amid costs, congestion
Housing costs and a lack of availability, high prices in general and traffic topped the list of concerns in the latest of a series of surveys of residents in the nine counties surrounding San Francisco Bay.
- Why Harvard 'encourages' students to take a gap year. Just like Malia Obama is doing.
What exactly is a gap year?
Funding and Building your Business
- What the best places to buy a home in America have in common
Since 2004, single-family home values in the Zip code have risen by 194 percent -- they've tripled in barely a decade.
- The Wall Street Journal Looks at "The Future of Cities" in Special Section
Some urban planners scratch their heads about how it's all going to work.
Connectivity & Communications
- Stone Brewing co-founder announces craft beer angel investor fund
Stone Brewing CEO and co-founder Greg Koch has announced the formation of True Craft, a $100 million company aimed at investing in craft breweries.
- SBA Launches 3rd Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition to Award $3.95 Million for Small Business Startups
SBA Launches 3rd Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition to Award $3.95 Million for Small Business Startups WASHINGTON - For the third year, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching an Accelerator Growth Fund competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models to compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each, totaling $3.95 million. The application period is from May 2-June 3 and information about the application process can be found at: www.sba.gov/accelerators or www.challenge.gov. "As we celebrate National Small Business Week this week, it is only fitting that we launch our third annual Accelerator Growth Fund competition to empower more of America's small businesses."
- Treat employees who leave as business 'alumni'
In a study, workers who had good relationships with their bosses carried that goodwill into their new jobs, which could lead to important benefits for their former workplaces, according to the researchers.
- Gunning for Google, Comcast Preps Gigabit Internet That Works With Regular Cable
What sets Comcast's gigabit service apart is the fact that the Internet provider is not using fiber optic lines to achieve the mega-fast speeds.
- Anchorage Firm Outlines Plans to Bring Broadband to Five Alaska Communities
Quintillion spokeswoman Kristina Woolston says crews are again at work, on land and sea, on the Alaska portion of a 10,000-mile fiber-optic cable system that the company says will eventually connect Tokyo and London.
- AT&T offering $5 internet to low-income families
Any home where at least one person receives food stamps will be eligible for the new program, called Access from AT&T.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Startup helps make cities smart through open data
mySidewalk was founded by city planners who recognized the potential force for change contained in local communities.
- In South Dakota, a Test Case for Online Sales Taxes
Provoked by legislators, online retailers have filed a lawsuit against the state that could have taxing consequences nationwide.
- Maker Faire draws Bozeman's artisans, tinkers and inventors
Since 2011, Bozeman has had its own Makerspace, where the public can collaborate on projects and learn how to build, design or program.
- University of Montana fabrication laboratory puts scientific, manufacturing equipment in artists' hands
"The message that sends is that new techniques in manufacturing and in imaging aren't relegated to the sciences, but can also be implemented and expanded in art," Allen said.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Montana newspaper exposes hilarious 'facts' on display at creationist museum
People lived 10 times as long in the Biblical era because the atmosphere had more oxygen. Animals lived even longer.
- Google Tests Feature That Lets Media Companies, Marketers Publish Directly to Search Results
Google is experimenting with a new feature that allows marketers, media companies, politicians and other organizations publish content directly to Google and have it appear instantly in search results.
- 3D-printed buildings could help planet: Google's Schmidt
How do we get folks to talk to one another again in a world dominated by digital devices?
- Cambridge scientists lay claim to world's tiniest engine, a million times smaller than an ant
The prototype motor, which the physicists described Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, relies on lasers, gold particles and the exploitation of a nifty physics principle called van der Waals forces.
- This top scientist offers a solution for the havoc driverless cars may wreak on jobs
For humans who could lose their jobs in this golden age, governments could offer a solution
- How the Daily Commute Is Going to Change
The modern commute may be heading for a big upgrade, thanks to carpool ride-sharing services and advances in automotive electronics and smart transportation systems.
- It had to happen. A $500 Tesla is coming
Pre-orders are now open and the cars will ship in May.
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