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New Fiscal Year Brings New Funding for Department of Commerce Grants

Tourism and Business Development Programs Accepting Applications for FY18

HELENA, Mont. – July started a new fiscal year for the State of Montana, and with it a new cycle of funding for tourism and business development grants aimed at strengthening Montana’s economy through business growth and job creation.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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Video Game Developer Chooses Montana for Setting of New Release

“Far Cry 5” to take place in fictional Montana town, filmed near Poplar

Church in Poplar, Montana featured in new Far Cry 5 video game

HELENA, Mont. – The latest release of a major video game series will be set in Montana and promoted with video shot near Poplar, bringing Big Sky Country to millions of consumers worldwide.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Governor Bullock Announces Tourism Grants for 10 Montana Communities

Awards to boost tourism through digital projects, events and infrastructure

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $226,200 in funding for development and enhancement of tourism infrastructure in 10 Montana communities.

Monday, May 15, 2017
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Horse Racing Season Opens with Targeted Ad Campaign by Department of Commerce

Marketing Campaign Aims to Bring More Visitors to Miles City for Races

HELENA, Mont. – A digital marketing campaign by the Department of Commerce is focused on bringing out-of-state visitors to Miles City for May horse racing events.

Friday, May 12, 2017
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Montana Tribal Tourism Businesses Court International Clients

HELENA, Mont. – Five tribal tourism businesses last week traveled to North Dakota to sit down with international tour operators interested in bringing more visitors from overseas to Montana’s Indian Country.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Dinosaurs a Big Draw for Visitors to Montana

Dinosaur Trail visitation increases 15 percent

HELENA, Mont. – Dinosaurs may be Montana’s oldest tourist attraction, but they’re more popular than ever. Families across the country are building their vacations around dinosaur-themed attractions, and museums in communities across the state are welcoming them in record numbers.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
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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 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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Governor Bullock Announces Investments in Montana Tourism Communities

Funding will strengthen Montana’s economy and tourism infrastructure

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $316,314 in funding for development and enhancement of tourism infrastructure in 11 Montana communities.

Friday, February 3, 2017
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