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Publications in Category: Education, in date order.
The High Wage Jobs Puzzle
Median earnings for Montana workers over age 24 are $31,800 and places Montana 45th among all states. How can Montana increase wages and develop a robust knowledge economy of skilled workers?
Deciding where to attend college can be one of life?s pivotal decisions ? one that can largely shape a student?s future. What can we learn about college quality from the average earnings of its students?
Curse of the College Town
Look at any of the ?best places to live? lists and you will see many college towns. These small to mid-sized cities offer an appealing mix of amenities, but they also tend to offer something else ? a high cost of living and low wages, particularly for people with a college degree.
Montana Lagging in Child Well-being
During the past few years, Montana families and children have experienced a range of positive developments, but these improvements have not changed existing disparity gaps. Montana ranks 24th out of 50 states in child well-being.
The Economic Contribution of Grizzly Athletics
Patrick M. Barkey
Intercollegiate athletics play a major role in colleges and universities, individual communities and American culture. Lean how University of Montana athletics impact the Missoula economy in visitor spending, jobs and personal income.
Montanans love Montana. A recent Gallup poll asked whether or not respondents believed that their state was the best, or one of the best, states in which to live. 77 percent of Montanans chose their home state. For one group, though, Montana appears less desirable: the college-educated, and particularly the young and college-educated.
Central Montana's Vibrant Manufacturing Center Reaches Global Markets
Shannon Furniss, Colin B. Sorenson, Steven W. Hayes and Todd A. Morgan
Situated in the geographic center of Montana in the midst of rolling hills, farms, and ranches is something a little unexpected: one of the most vibrant manufacturing communities in the state. With a population of about 6,500, Lewistown has a cluster of companies that design, engineer, and manufacture products for airports, oil companies, federal agencies, food distribution centers, sports arenas, hospitals, banks, schools, the military, and the aerospace industry, to name a few. Together, the group supports nearly 500 manufacturing jobs in the Lewistown area.
High Growth for High Tech - Fast-Growing, High-Pay Industry Cluster is Outpacing Other Sectors of Montana's Economy
Patrick M. Barkey, John Baldridge, Christina Henderson, and Shannon Furniss
Montana is quietly increasing its footprint in high-tech businesses, with growth projected to vastly exceed the average statewide economic growth. Unbeknownst to many, there are a number of high-tech companies scattered across Montana that are creating high paying jobs and challenging the older stereotypes about our economic base.
The UM Business School has a number of classes and programs in place to help students pursue entrepreneurship as a career path and to take their ideas from the classroom to the boardroom. Some programs are: the Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs (MADE), Entrepreneurship Seminar Series, Business Plan Competition, Blackstone Launchpad, Montana Technology Enterprise Center (MonTec).
Gallatin County - Data Muddied by RightNow Technologies Sale
Paul E. Polzin
Gallatin County is tied with Flathead County and trails only Bakken-fueled Yellowstone County in terms of overall economic growth since the recession trough in 2009.
Missoula County - Better Growth Ahead
Patrick M. Barkey
Montana''s second largest economy, home to one of the two flagship state universities as well as the state''s second largest health care delivery market, is still very much alive.
The Economic Impact of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts
Patrick M. Barkey
Using the REMI economic model the economic impact of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts was analyzed for Montana. The operations of the Foundation, which produces and sells ceramics, its educational workshops, and the summer festival it hosts were all considered in the analyses. It ultimately supports 26 year-round jobs and about $1.4 million of income to Montana households (37 year-round equivalent jobs and $2.1 million in festival years).
Report: Eight Years to Get Montana Kids on Track
Deborah Courson Smith/Deb Courson Smith, Public News Service - MT
An Annie E. Casey Foundation report released today explains that the state should invest more in children''s early years, and high-quality preschool is vital.
The Economic Status of Women in Montana - How Far Have We Come Since Montana Elected the First Congresswoman?
Celia C. Winkler and Kathy J. Kuipers
While women now participate equally in the wage economy and earn a majority of all bachelor''s degrees, this has not led to financial equality. Women do not share equally in the economic well-being of the state.
Montana Solutions for Montana Jobs
Senator Max Baucus
The 2013 Montana Economic Development Summit in Butte was one of the biggest and the best. Together, with some of the most influential business leaders of our time and ambassadors from some of Montana''s most important trading partners in the world, we helped sow the seeds for unlimited potential.
Q&A with Governor Steve Bullock on statewide economic issues and plans for his first year as governor.
Migration and Montana's Changing Deomgraphics
Douglas J. Young and Grant Zimmerman
Migration had dramatic impacts on Montana during the past two decades, affecting the total population, its distribution between rural and urban areas, and composition by age, including school-age populations.
The American Community Survey - A Bevy of Information
James T. Sylvester
How rich or poor are Americans? Where do they work, and what training do they have for their jobs? What languages do they speak? The American Community Survey is an ongoing survey that provides answers to questions like these and gives communities the current information they need to plan investments and services.
Graduation Counts - Connection Between Education and the Economy
Daphne Herling, Thale Dillon
The 2011 national high school graduation rate was 75 percent. The remaining 25 percent, about 1.2 million high school seniors across the country, did not attain a high school diploma.
The University of Montana: Growing Montana's Economy
The Bureau of Business and Economic Research
This report documents the research findings of how the operations and the output of The University of Montana-Missoula contributes to Montana's economy.
As Montana employers struggle to find workers qualified to meet specific labor demands and replace retiring baby boomers, it becomes clear that investing in a competitive, educated workforce is of critical importance. The surest way to increase workforce supply and to enhance Montana's economy is through the ICE age philosophy, repeating the cycle over and over: Invest, Compete, Educate.
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