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Gov. Steve Bullock
Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development
- Governor Bullock Announces $500,000 in Grants to Support Film Production in Montana, Strengthen Local Economies
"Highlighting Montana's beauty and richness of character on the big screen while creating local jobs is a win-win," said Governor Bullock. "Film production in Montana boosts our strong economy and supports additional job creation in our local communities."
- Main Street Montana Market Montana Symposium, 9/11-12, Missoula
This is the third event of Governor Bullock's Main Street Montana Project Peer-to-Peer Symposium Series. Join us to explore how promoting Montana's competitive advantage will continue to move the state's economy forward.
- Gov. Bullock Announces Infrastructure Improvements for Whitefish, Malta and North Central Montana
The Main Street Montana Project is building and implementing a business plan for the state of Montana that helps businesses grow, supports job creation, and increases wages. One of the goals of the project is to ensure Montana businesses and communities have efficient and reliable infrastructure.
- PFL Hosts 'Big Sky: Big Ideas' conference with outstanding speakers
"We're really excited to bring this kind of thing to Bozeman," said Daniel Gaugler, vice president of marketing for PrintingForLess. "We want to give the attendees some actionable items to take home and improve their businesses with."
Montana Code Girls
- TechLink - Major DoD Licensing Economic Impact Study Completed
Value added was estimated at $23.9 billion, representing new wealth creation. Estimated employment impacts included 182,985 jobs with an average wage of $71,337.
Big Sky Code Academy
Great Falls Development Authority
- How We Launched ThirdEye In College To Help The Visually Impaired
College students create a non-profit organization that helps the visually impaired.
- Microsoft's Minecraft for schools is now available in beta
Microsoft wants to get Minecraft into schools, and it's starting by trying to get teachers on board.
- Teen Girls At Homeless Shelter Learn To Code, Work Toward Bright Futures
Girls Who Code is working with homeless teens to help prepare them for the future through teaching them to code!
- Montana Young Professionals Summit, 8/19-21, Great Falls, Montana
"The overreaching goal is to engage young professionals in our local communities and build excitement for what Montana communities have to offer for lifestyles and career opportunities."
Come Home Montana
- iConnect Montana is Growing with new Staff and Multiple Upgrades Designed to Significantly Increase Data Center Capacity
"We are also making substantial investments at the data center that will enable us to stay ahead of the needs of our existing customers and to accommodate a growing list of new customers."
MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
- Missoula's Buttercup Market and Cafe is for Sale. Outstanding Opportunity
This is a turnkey business with an assumable lease. One block west of the University of Montana. The community gathering spot serves homemade breakfasts and lunches that feature local, organic ingredients.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Accounting Staff Member - Montana & Idaho CDC (MICDC)
The role focuses on timely, accurate and consistent treatment of accounting transactions to support the accounting and compliance team.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Sales Development Representative, Software Developer, Marketing Manager, Manager of Software Development, You tell us! and more... - PFL
We're looking for talented, hard-working people that are passionate about helping customers succeed. It helps if you enjoy clean mountain air and dogs.
- MEDA resource team assessments and reports offer insight, fixes to Montana communities
MEDA is a nonprofit association of more than 200 economic development professionals that includes business specialists, government employers and nonprofit organizations. Team members have experience in economic and community development, health, housing, workforce development, education, land use planning, grant writing, telecommunications, financing, emergency management services and strategic planning.
Montana Economic Development
- MMEC provides substantial return on investment to Montana taxpayers
Montana State University's Montana Manufacturing Extension Center provides the state of Montana with an 8-1 return on investment, based on $250,000 the state invested in 2014, according to a recent study by the University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research.
- New MMEC business adviser to provide assistance to Missoula and West-Central Montana
"BBER is a great partner to MMEC and Michael is a great addition to our organization," said MMEC Director Paddy Fleming. "We look forward to impressive results from Michael's work with the manufacturers of Missoula and west-central Montana."
The Burton K. Wheeler Center
- Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow Montana's Innovation Economy and Create High-Wage Jobs - Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology
"Montana's diverse economy is strong and growing, and these technology projects will help create future business and job creation opportunities," said Governor Bullock. "These cutting-edge investments in research ensure Montana remains a step ahead of other states in keeping pace with rapidly-changing global economy."
- Governor Bullock Invites You: Raise Awareness About Equal Pay In Your Community - Various Dates Throughout Montana
Come learn about what you can do to help raise awareness about equal pay resources in your community.
- The Wheeler Center Presents - "Divisiveness In Democracy", 9/9-10, Helena, Montana
This day-long conference will not only explore the historical, political and social dyanmics that drive divisiveness, but will also draw in the experience and perspectives of up-and-coming politicians and mechanisms to overcome that divisiveness.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- Lessons Learned - How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize
Instead of a treadmill facing at a wall at the gym, I ride a beach cruiser to the fruit stand or bakery and swim laps in a pool midday for my lunch break.
- 7 Great Ways to Start a Conversation with Anyone
Minda Zetlin, Inc. columnist and co-author of The Geek Gap, explains why you don't have to be a social butterfly to carry a conversation with strangers.
- Senator Jon Tester Announces Funding to Help Connect Patients, Physicians in Rural Montana
"Telemedicine is one of the most intuitive and effective ways to connect rural communities with the nurses, physicians, and healthcare providers they need," Tester said. "So I am doing all I can to make sure Montana's medical centers have the capabilities to utilize this technology and reach rural residents directly."
- Community Anchor Institutions: Broadband to the People
Libraries, schools, and clinics are key for delivering affordable access but these institutions won't have the speed we need without changes in public policy.
- A Broad(band) Reach: Bringing the Internet to Rural America
Adding broadband to city services, especially on a citywide scale, is a relatively new concept that nonetheless can provide tangible benefits to the municipalities that offer it.
City Club Missoula
- Info requested from 6,000+ or -population communities that have a community center
I am interested in knowing of any of our rural communities having multi-purpose event centers in towns of a similar size (6,000 plus or minus) drawing from its surrounding rural areas for events.
- City Club Missoula Presents: Greg Gianforte, Republican Nominee For Governor, 8/8, Missoula
City Club Missoula forums are open to the public. Reserve your seat at the roundtable today.
Incubators and R&D
- New list proclaims Missoula to be America's fourth best-run city
"I tend to take most of these lists with a grain of salt, because we don't really understand the metrics or the sources. When they're good, I'm grateful but don't get the list tattooed on my arm, because when they're bad I tend to ignore them." Mayor John Engen
- University of Montana biologist Toby Spribille shakes science community with groundbreaking discovery
Toby Spribille's latest discovery will rewrite basic biology textbooks.
- Airbnb's Listings Expanded in 2015, but Many Don't Last Long
Are such services liberating economic opportunities? Pathways to a more just and sustainable society? Or simply new and unregulated ways to abuse the already powerless?
Montana Education Excellence
- "Harmony" The powerful story of one family's struggle to save an autistic child - Disability Rights Montana
In Parkhurst's deft treatment, "Harmony" becomes a story of our time, a compassionate treatise on how society judges parents, how parents judge themselves and how desperation sometimes causes otherwise rational people to choose irrational lives.
- Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt Are Pumping Millions into an Ed Tech Startup
"We're trying to get the private sector to really engage in local education," Davidson says of his venture.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- University of Montana Grad Student Casey Massena Builds New Type of Molecule
Chemistry doctoral student at the University of Montana Casey Massena recently helped develop a new type of molecule, and his work was the cover story for a top scientific journal.
- The City of Missoula agrees to build SpectrUM STEM education center at the new Missoula Food Bank
Mayor John Engen, who requested and received approval from MRA to release the funding, said nearly half of the Food Bank's clients are children. Offering them an education while their caretakers shop for groceries will provide a learning session they may not otherwise receive.
- The Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) Partners with University of Montana In Support of Leadership & Entrepreneur Training for Foreign Students
Nine Downtown entrepreneurs will host approximately 20 foreign students in their place of business for a tour of the business, an overview from the owner, and a question-and- answer session this Wednesday, July 27 from 2-3:30 pm. The MDA members hosting the tours are:
Funding and Building your Business
- Personal finance website ranks Billings as nation's 7th-best-run city
Billings ranked seventh in overall city services and 23rd in total budget per capita. Missoula finished fourth among the nation's best-run cities.
- 5 Tips for Attracting Angel Investors
What can you do to put yourself in the best light possible to increase your chances of getting funded?
- Why Did Ex-Continental CEO Larry Kellner Sit In The Middle Seat of the Last Row When He Flew?
How far away from your average employee are you? From your customers? Imagine what you're missing that could help you rapidly improve the results of your business.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Open Data Nation: Using Open Data to Integrate Predictive Analytics into City Operations
OpenGrid in particular has been made available to other cities as a one-click download on Amazon Web Services' marketplace, easing barriers to access in the process.
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- Stem cells grow cartilage to fix hips
"Our hope is to prevent, or at least delay, a standard metal and plastic prosthetic joint replacement."
- Cybersecurity startup PhishMe raises $42.5 million to help employees spot phishing attacks
Founded in 2011, Virginia-based PhishMe provides the tools to engage employees across an organization so that they can recognize malicious phishing emails.
- State Farm Plans for a Driverless Future
Rapidly developing technology for autonomous vehicles is raising tough questions for car insurers.
- Mercedes electrifies the heavy distribution truck
These provide a range up up to up to 200 km (124 mi), which Mercedes says is enough for a typical urban daily delivery tour.
- Uber Montana kicks off next week state wide
If you would like more information on how you can sign up here https://www.uber.com/p/us/?exp=drive
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