This is not about Montana but hopefully this will be good news for Montana businesses and innovators. Developing ideas into products and services can be a major project that requires resources and capital. This new office at the US Dept. of Commerce is to provide both.
Commerce Secretary Locke Announces New Commerce Initiatives to Foster [...]
UM brings big dollars for research in to Missoula and Montana in general. That research trickles down into the economy and creates jobs and new opportunities for the state’s residents.
Here is an interesting article about this from the Montanan – UM’s Magazine about the university.
The Ideas Market
UM research brings money, jobs, innovation to state
By Jacob [...]