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Commerce to Host Montana Pavilion at Photonics Tradeshow in Japan

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce next week will host a Montana pavilion at InterOpto, a photonics industry tradeshow in Tokyo where six Montana businesses will explore expanding their sales in Asian markets without the risk of going alone.

Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Governor Bullock Announces $490,000 in Grants for Montana Film Production

Granted Projects Include Adaptation of Montana Novel by Academy Award Nominee

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $490,000 in grant awards for productions filming in Montana, including a grant responsible for bringing the Ed Harris-backed feature film “The Ploughman” to Fort Benton and Great Falls.

Friday, October 5, 2018
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Butte Preservation Project a Finalist for Funding and Needs Your Vote

The Mai Wah and Wah Chong Tai buildings Butte, MT

The Main Street Program at the Montana Department of Commerce is excited to announce that Butte has been awarded a place in the National Partners in Preservation competition.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Lt. Gov. Cooney and Director Haxby-Cote Celebrate Groundbreaking of 124 Affordable Homes in Great Falls

Lt. Governor Cooney, Pam Haxby-Cote join housing partners to break ground on Rockcress Commons in Great Falls.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – With hardhats on and shovels in hand, Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Friday joined local partners to celebrate the groundbreaking of Rockcress Commons, a new 124-unit affordable housing property in Great Falls.

Friday, September 28, 2018
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Montana’s Median Household Income Growth Fastest in the Nation

Governor Steve Bullock talking with workers.

New data released by the Census Bureau shows Montana's economy is growing.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Department of Commerce Secures Federal Grant to Increase Montana Exports

Funds Awarded by U.S. Small Business Administration will Support Montana Businesses

HELENA, Mont. – A federal grant used to fund export programs at the Department of Commerce will help Montana businesses expand to international markets.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Departments of Commerce, Agriculture Invite Consumers to ‘Taste our Place’

New program launches to promote and source local food and drink

HELENA, Mont. – The Departments of Commerce and Agriculture today launched a new category of the popular Made in Montana program designed to support small businesses and ag producers.

Monday, September 17, 2018
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Small Towns, Big Screens: Filmmaking in Rural Montana

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

Montana is proof you don’t have to live in a big city to attract film and television production to your community. In fact, sometimes the smallest and most remote locations may be exactly what a filmmaker is looking for. Here’s a look at some of the rural places featured in recent projects and old favorites. Some you might have spotted on the big screen. Others you might have missed.

Monday, September 17, 2018
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Commerce Awards Planning Grants to 17 Montana Communities

HELENA, Mont. – Seventeen Montana communities and counties will share $500,000 of federal grant funding through the Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant Program to support the planning of critical infrastructure and community development projects in Montana.

Monday, September 10, 2018
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Small Businesses Create, Train Jobs with Support from Commerce

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce today announced grants to grow small businesses across Montana through workforce development.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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