Category Archives: Montana

Zootech Montana hosts robot, 3-D printing day camp.

MISSOULA, Mont. – You want to know two things that are cool? How about 3-D printing and robots. How about something even cooler? The chance to engage kids in science activities that will ignite their excitement for science and technology while putting ...

National Research Resource Center home for innovation.

BUTTE, Mont. – With the combined resources of the Montana Legislature and donations from three major energy companies, Montana Tech at the University of Montana broke ground on a $10 million Natural Resources Research Center. The center will accommodat ...

U of M, Galactic Farms learning to grow up, not out.

MISSOULA, Mont. – As spaces for gardens become increasingly a backyard institution, there are a few enterprising souls at University of Michigan (U of M) that are helping those with new ideas and limited space see the possibilities by thinking up, not ...

Drones take off in Big Sky Country.

BOZEMAN, Mont. — A handful of Montanans are awaiting approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to approve exemptions from rules that ban commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The entrepreneurs have in mind a range of promising ...

West Paw honored for environmental efforts.

BOZEMAN, Mont. – West Paw Design has been recognized by B Lab for creating the most positive overall environmental impact among 1,200 Certified B Corporations. This is West Paw’s second consecutive year to win the honor. Based in Bozeman, West Paw De ...

Bespoke spruces up offerings in Montana home.

KALISPELL, Mont. — Bespoke, a boutique leather store in Kalispell, opened in August, and owner Ryan Motley is working to create items that are both durable and aesthetically pleasing. Kalispell builds custom-designed leather pieces at his downtown shop ...

Opportunity Resources recycles, creates jobs.

MISSOULA, Mont. — Opportunity Resources has opened an electronic waste recycling business that will collect various materials and metals from items like computers and small appliances. The company will take the metals out of those items for recycling, a ...

Montana has gangbuster year in national park visitors.

MONTANA — The National Park Service reported 4.5 million people visited national parks in Montana last year. Those visitors also spent an estimated $432.1 million while in the state. The park service report further noted that those visitors helped suppo ...

Agile Data Solutions growing, adding jobs.

MISSOULA, Mont. — Agile Data Solutions plans to add 10 jobs in the next two years as it expands its data-mining software services. The company also is seeking a permanent home to handle its continued expansion. Agile President Joel Henry recently asked ...

Montana boasts most engaged workforce in America.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Workers in Montana are more enthusiastic about their work and passionate about their jobs than most Americans, according to a Gallup Poll. At 39 percent, Montana had the highest level of employee engagement of all states, followed by ...

Lights, camera, Montana!.

MISSOULA, Mont. — Film production courses through the Montana Film Academy will bring filmmakers and those interested in film together to work to grow the industry in the state. The Montana Film Office has partnered with the film academy to host a serie ...