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Exactly ten years ago, the Wheeler Center at Montana State University hosted a conference on what was then called the “New Economy,” a reference to a new kind and class of jobs appearing in the state which relied largely on technology and telecommunications. The New Economy was a wonderful lens with which to view a future of value-added enterprises, high wage jobs, and "lone eagles" working out of their communities as successfully in Scobey as in San Francisco. Now, a decade later, following a brutal recession, polls have suggested that the number one issue on the minds of Montanans is, once again, the economy, and more specifically, jobs and job creation. With the collapse of a number of businesses, projected revenue shortfalls, decreasing stimulus funds, and 6% unemployment, how will we rescue our economy in the short and long term? What is "next" for our