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Grunke Column: Students have opportunities to stay in Missoula

As thousands of students begin a new school year at the University of Montana, we not only say “welcome,” but […]

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Montana’s Economy Comes Back into Balance

MISSOULA – After the oil and commodity boom, Montana’s economy is evening out. “The big story is Montana’s economy is […]

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Grunke Column: UM declining enrollment not just a campus issue

We are all aware of the significant challenges facing the University of Montana because of declining enrollment, but I don’t […]

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Grunke Column: Life Sciences Can Breathe New Life Into Missoula’s Economy

The life sciences are booming all across the U.S., and offer significant potential for Missoula as we look to expand […]

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Grunke Column: Entrepreneurship Alive and Well In Montana’s Higher Education

One of the most enjoyable activities I get to be a part of each year is the John Ruffato Business […]

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GRUNKE COLUMN: THE ROLE OF MANUFACTURING IN THE GROWING ECONOMY

When I started writing this monthly column several years ago, it was intended to be used as an educational tool […]

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Grunke column: Big data, I.T. a good fit for Missoula

In recent decades, cities across America have worked to attract and grow information technology companies. It’s no wonder those businesses […]

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Grunke column: UM research is key to economic growth

For Missoula’s economy to expand faster than broader economic growth rates, innovation and entrepreneurship must take the lead. That truism […]

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Missoula Ranks in the 7 Top Tech Hubs Among America’s Small College Towns

Citing research from rankings of tech hubs in a 2013 report by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City, […]

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Grunke column: Keeping business in the family

First Interstate Bank and Worden’s Market might not appear, on the surface, to have a lot in common. One is […]

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