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MATR Newsletter - August 10, 2022
The state with the best education wins!

Lamb, Tranel and Zinke square off in City Club Missoula Forum as Montana’s District 1 Congressional race heats up

The opening question set a fiery tone to the debate.

 

See It My Way: Top Tips for Persuading Others

Even highly experienced leaders can stumble when it comes to persuading individuals or their team. In this Nano Tool from Wharton Executive Education, Wharton’s G. Richard Shell offers guidance on how to tailor your pitch to achieve your goals.


Keep Calm. Carry On. Autonomous Vehicles Are Just the End of Parking.

 As autonomous vehicles continue to appear on roads around the world, planners and engineers must be proactive in devising new and creative uses for soon-to-be-obsolete urban parking.

Imagining A World With Fewer Cars & Trucks (With Video)

Electric cars and trucks are great, but if we think they will save us from the onrushing climate emergency, we are deluding ourselves.

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Come Home Montana

  • People are moving out of small towns and into more populous regions (Video)

    “We are fighting from a development standpoint to fight that fight, the depopulation, to not only have people come into town but to get them to stay here and hopefully start a family,” Swanger said.

  • Welcome to The Next Frontier Capital's Summer 2022 Newsletter

    Our firm continues to grow and mature. We take pride in being a local provider of capital to Rockies based founders building technology companies of impact, utility, and value and if you know founders we should meet, put us in touch. And remember, in the face of a lot of gloomy news, there is a lot to be excited about in the Rocky Mountain technology ecosystem!

Northwestern Energy

MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

  • $1.1M awarded to Montana tribal nations to enhance tourism

    Seven of the eight Tribal Nations elected to participate; of the 33 projects evaluated, 21 were eligible for full or partial funding.

  • Tulsa Retools Itself for the Remote Work Revolution

    Tulsa Remote is the most successful of the dozens of relocation incentive programs around the country, having brought 1,800 people to town so far. According to an EIG study of the early arrivers, 88 percent of them were college graduates, with an average income of $105,000. “People who can work remotely, by definition their skills are augmented by technology and they are highly paid,” Fikri says.

The Telecommuting and Gig Workforce in Montana

  • Ronan, Montana explores remote worker possibilities

    Mission West Community Development Partners, along with remote work program Trepademics, has conducted a feasibility study for creating a coworking space and more remote worker opportunities in the tri-county area.

Next Generation Broadband in Montana

Montana Businesses Seeking Investment or For Sale

  • Berkshire Hathaway to buy Montana wind farms

    “The proposed transaction will add high-quality assets and dedicated employees to Berkshire Hathaway Energy as the company works to create a sustainable energy future,” said Jessi Strawn, BHE vice president of communications. “Berkshire Hathaway Energy is excited to be investing in Montana with this proposed transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals and expected to close in fourth quarter 2022.”

Regional Economic Development

21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."

  • See It My Way: Top Tips for Persuading Others

    Even highly experienced leaders can stumble when it comes to persuading individuals or their team. In this Nano Tool from Wharton Executive Education, Wharton’s G. Richard Shell offers guidance on how to tailor your pitch to achieve your goals.

  • Electric School Buses Win Big In USA

    Electric school buses are experiencing rapid growth in the United States, with a nearly 10-fold increase in commitments by school districts and fleet operators in the past year. Thirty-eight states have now committed to procure more than 12,000 electric school buses.

2023 Montana Legislature and Politics

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