Posted: Jun 18, 2012 6:56 AM by Robin O'Day - KPAX News
Updated: Jun 18, 2012 6:58 AM
HAMILTON- A new art exhibit in Hamilton is displaying viruses and diseases in a different light and not only are the images artistic, the content of the art is meant to educate the public.
Research shows that Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) is contributing much more than just science to western Montana.
A study conducted by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research shows that RML contributes to more than 1,000 jobs in Missoula and Ravalli counties,generating about $90 million when it comes to personal income in the area.
RML's Associated Director for Scientific Management says the economic impacts are not confined to a specialized area but reach a wide spectrum of occupations and businesses every year.
"These are impacts which are recurring every year. Every year as long as RML has been there and is going to be there, we're going to have a similar impact...our footprint will be similar on the economic vitality of western Montana."
The exhibit "Science in Wonderland," runs through October 12th at the Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton