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Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow Montana's Innovation Economy and Create High-Wage Jobs

Helena, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $919,358 in grants to nine research projects in Missoula, Billings, and Bozeman to encourage innovation, cutting-edge research, and high-wage job creation.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Governor Bullock and Director O'Leary Announce Research and Commercialization Technology Grants for Eight Cutting-Edge Research Projects

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HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary today announced the recent award of $698,091 in grants to eight research projects in Missoula, Billings, Bozeman and Belgrade. The funding is being made available through the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology (MBRCT).
 
“These state-of-the-art projects will significantly and positively impact Montana’s opportunities for economic growth,” said Bullock. “Through investments in innovative research and commercialization, we’re not only supporting cutting-edge projects and jobs today, but we’re also helping to define what Montana’s economy looks like for years to come.”
 
The MBRCT supports economic development by investing in research projects that have a clear path to commercialization. The MBRCT has funded 216 research projects totaling $41 million since 2001.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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