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Missoula Business, TOMIS, Wins SBDC ‘Shark Tank’ Competition

Missoula-based TOMIS won $5,000 to start their dream business at the Shark Tank live pitch business plan competition Tuesday in Helena. TOMIS, and two other Montana entrepreneurs, Cowboy Cricket Farms of Belgrade, and Easy Lift of Great Falls were selected by Montana Small Business Development Center “shark tank” judges to pitch their business ideas at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation in front of an audience of nearly 400.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ennis Company Wins 2017 Retailer of the Year at the Made in Montana Tradeshow

Ennis business owner Tammy Haas of My Home in Montana has been awarded Retailer of the Year at the 2017 Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food & Gifts reception.

Monday, March 13, 2017

2 Montana Films Featured at South by Southwest

Ballad of Lefty Brown promotional image

Two made-in-Montana films will be shown this weekend at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.

Friday, March 10, 2017
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46 New Producers, Native American Pavilion Featured at 19th Annual Made in Montana Tradeshow

2016 Made in Montana Tradeshow

More than 145 craftspeople, food producers, artists, and entrepreneurs will kick off small business week at the Montana Department of Commerce during the 19th annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Governor Bullock Announces Exporter of the Year Award

2016 Exporter of the Year Awards

Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana District Export Council today announced the winner of the 2016 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, Montana Resources, LLC.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Montana-Made Commercial Lands ‘Outstanding Location’ Nomination

"This Land is Your Land" commercial screengrab

A television ad filmed in Montana is among five nominees for the Location Managers Guild International’s outstanding locations in a commercial award.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Governor Bullock Announces New Director of the Montana Department of Commerce

Governor praises Pam Haxby-Cote’s commitment to growing Montana’s economy, building communities, marketing Montana and creating jobs for hard-working Montanans

MONTANA – Montana Governor Steve Bullock today announced Pam Haxby-Cote will serve as the Director of the Montana Department of Commerce.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
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16 Made in Montana Films Featured at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s premiere non-fiction film event, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, kicks off today in Missoula, which will feature 16 made-in-Montana documentaries.

Friday, February 17, 2017
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Governor Bullock Listens to Tourism Industry Leaders in Helena

Governor Steve Bullock joined members of the Tourism Advisory Council for a meeting in Helena on Monday, Feb. 13.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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New Research Allows Montana Tourism Leaders to Focus on Innovation

HELENA, Mont. – For the first time in a decade, the Montana Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism and Business Development has commissioned research to provide actionable data about how to market the state and entice travelers to add Montana to their must-visit list.

Monday, February 13, 2017
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