DISCUSSION TOPICS ABOUT THE CHALLENGES FACING MONTANA AND HOW THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM MAY ASSIST IN WORKING TOWARD SOLUTIONS.

 

Clarifying The Impact of the State's Changing Economic Base

--agriculture

--natural resources

--tourism/service

--knowledge/information technology

 

Expanding The Development of the State's Economy

--basic and applied research

--product development assistance

--partnerships with business, industry and other state agencies

--workforce training aligned with Montana's  key industries

 

Tax Structure Modifications That Reflect The State's Evolving Economy

 

Federal Cost Shifting and Mandates

 

Maintaining State and Local Infrastructure

--transportation

--k-12 education

--city services

 

Expanding The Benefits Of Information Technology To All Citizens