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Montana Department of Commerce Awards Downtown Improvement Grants to Seven Communities and Welcomes New Main Street Members

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary announced the award of $50,000 in grant funds to seven Montana communities through the Montana Main Street Program.  The recipients of the downtown improvement grants include Butte, Deer Lodge, Libby, Miles City, Sheridan, Stevensville, and Thompson Falls.  The Department of Commerce is also pleased to announce that the Main Street Program has accepted Red Lodge and Roundup as new community members.

Thursday, May 26, 2016/Author: Daniel Iverson
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Billings SBDC Regional Director Wins National Award for Excellence

HELENA – Dena Johnson, regional director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Billings, has been named the 2015 Montana “State Star,” a national award recognizing outstanding business advisors from America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC).

Wednesday, May 25, 2016/Author: Daniel Iverson
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Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow Businesses, Create 46 New Jobs across Montana

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock announced today $459,638 in grants to help businesses in eleven Montana communities create 46 new jobs and plan for future expansions.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016/Author: Daniel Iverson
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Lt. Governor Cooney, Director O’Leary Award $88,000 for Columbia Falls Baseball Field Improvements

On May 18, Lt. Governor Mike Cooney and Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary presented the City of Columbia Falls and members of the Columbia Falls Baseball Association (CFBA) with a check for $88,000.

Thursday, May 19, 2016/Author: Daniel Iverson
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Bullock Recognizes Montana Job Creators and Highlights Growing Manufacturing and Export Economies

Governor honors Resonon as Governor’s Exporter of the Year as part of Manufacturing and International Trade Day in Missoula

Governor Steve Bullock today honored Resonon

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today honored Resonon, Inc. as the 2015 Governor’s Exporter of the Year at the annual Manufacturing and International Trade Day in Missoula.

Thursday, May 19, 2016/Author: Daniel Iverson
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Lt. Governor Cooney, Director O’Leary Recognize Stampede Packing Company’s Expansion into Columbia Falls

Stampede Packing Company

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney and Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary visited Columbia Falls on May 18 to meet with representatives of Stampede Packing Company.

Thursday, May 19, 2016/Author: Daniel Iverson
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Bullock Launches His Infrastructure Funding Plan to Build Montana, Create Jobs, and Grow Montana’s Economy

Governor calls on Montana legislature to join him and invest in infrastructure next session, proposes long-term solution to addressing infrastructure needs for future generations of Montanans

HELENA, Mont. – Thursday, April 28, 2016, Governor Steve Bullock launched his plan to fund millions of dollars of infrastructure needs across Montana and create thousands of good-paying jobs now and for future generations of Montanans.

Thursday, May 19, 2016/Author: Daniel Iverson
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Miles Community College to Repurpose Armory Building, Continue Certification Programs

On May 6, Lt. Governor Mike Cooney visited the former National Guard Armory in Miles City, where Miles Community College is using grants from the Department of Commerce to purchase and rehabilitate the building so it may continue offering its CDL and heavy equipment certification programs.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016/Author: Daniel Iverson
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Gov. Steve Bullock and Director Meg O’Leary Join Sidney in Celebration of New Affordable Housing

Sidney celebrated the Grand Opening of the Sunset Village Apartments on April 21, 2016 with a street party and a ribbon-cutting.  Joining Governor Bullock and Director O’Leary to celebrate were Bruce Brensdal, Executive Director, Montana Board of Housing; Stacy Netz, Executive Director, and Paul Groshart, Retired Director, Richland County Housing Authority;  Don Sterhan, CEO and President, Mountain Plains Equity Group.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016/Author: Daniel Iverson
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Lt. Governor Mike Cooney Recognizes Transco Efforts to Grow Workforce in Miles City

Transco Railcar Repair

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney joined Miles City and Custer County officials at Transco Railcar Repair on May 6 to recognize the positive impacts of its growing workforce.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016/Author: Daniel Iverson
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