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New Miles City SBDC Regional Director at Miles Community College

Please welcome the newest addition to our expert advising team, Alex Evans! Evans is launching the Small Business Development Centers at Miles Community College, southeastern Montana’s newest center.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Lt. Governor Cooney, Commerce Director Celebrate Grand Opening of the Miles Community College Small Business Development Center

Miles City SBDC Ribbon Cutting

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Thursday joined the Small Business Administration (SBA), southeastern Montana economic development organizations, and higher education communities to celebrate the grand opening of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Miles Community College (MCC).

Friday, August 4, 2017

Governor Bullock Launches New Opportunity to Boost Broadband Access in Montana Schools

Program could result in $20 million in school broadband upgrades

Students working in a computer lab. Credit: Jonathan Reyes, Flickr Creative Commons

Governor Steve Bullock Tuesday launched a new opportunity for Montana’s schools to apply for funding to boost access to high-speed broadband, giving schools the ability to develop 21st century classrooms and provide students with more digital learning tools.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Governor Bullock Announces Funding for Main Street Businesses across Montana

$548,344 in job creation and planning grants awarded to grow Montana businesses

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $548,344 in economic development grants to add 53 jobs in communities across Montana and help Main Street businesses plan for growth and expansion.

Monday, July 31, 2017
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Montana Department of Commerce Announces $1.4 Million in Community Development Funds

Funding will help fix roadways, public schools, rural hospitals

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Thursday announced that rural communities impacted by coal production and development across central and southwestern Montana have received $1.4 million in funding for critical projects.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Made in Montana Business Leverages Tourism to Grow

Jelt Expands Distribution into Yellowstone National Park

HELENA, Mont. – An innovative small business in Bozeman is expanding its market by distributing inside Yellowstone National Park, where more than 5.5 million visitors could be potential customers.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Montana’s Main Street Program Becomes a National Model for Downtown Revitalization

Philipsburg's Main Street

The Montana Department of Commerce and its innovative work is increasingly being recognized as a national leader in the development and revitalization of local community downtowns and main streets. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Montana Department of Commerce Announces $862,000 in Grants to Fund Technology Innovation

MONTANA – Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote today announced $862,000 in grants to nine research projects in five communities to encourage innovation, research and high-wage job creation.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Horse Racing Season Continues with Targeted Ad Campaign by Department of Commerce

Marketing Campaign Aims to Bring More Visitors to Great Falls for Races

HELENA, Mont. – A digital marketing campaign by the Montana Department of Commerce is focused on bringing out-of-state visitors to Great Falls for July horse racing events.

Friday, July 21, 2017
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New Down Payment Assistance Program Aims to Shrink Affordability Gap for Montana Homebuyers

HELENA, Mont. – Montana homebuyers now have a new tool available to help make homeownership a reality. The Montana Board of Housing at the Montana Department of Commerce has launched the MBOH Plus 0% Deferred Down Payment Assistance Program, or MBOH Plus, created to make purchasing a home easier with down payment and closing costs assistance.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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