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Moody’s Upgrades Montana Board of Housing Rating

Montana Board of Housing’s rating has been upgraded to A1

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The Montana Board of Housing’s credit rating has been upgraded by Moody’s Investors Service which will result in the board being able to provide more low-interest mortgages to Montanans.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Categories: Housing Division

Montana-Made Commercial Wins ‘Outstanding Location’ Award

LMGI Awards in Los Angeles

A television ad filmed in Montana took home the top prize Saturday for outstanding location at the Location Managers Guild International awards. It’s the first time Montana has been recognized as an outstanding location.

Monday, April 10, 2017
Categories: Market MT

April is Fair Housing Month

Montana Department of Commerce continues to advocate for access to safe, stable housing

April is Fair Housing Month, and the Montana Department of Commerce continues to work with landlords, tenants and property managers to ensure more folks have access to safe and stable housing.

Monday, April 10, 2017

How Montana's Film Industry Helps Boost Main Street Economies

Filming movies, television shows and commercials in Montana elevates the awareness about our state and pumps outside dollars in to our stores, hotels, and to industry professionals. In fact, visitors who come to Montana because they saw or heard of Big Sky Country in films or TV spent $25 million in our communities last year.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Categories: Market MTFilm

Department of Commerce Helps Montana Distillers, Brewers Export Overseas

HELENA, Mont. – Seven Montana producers of spirits and beer are seeking to expand their distribution through a trip to Japan with the Montana Department of Commerce.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Governor Bullock Awards Infrastructure Funding to Historic Missoula Theater

Community development project to create jobs and fuel downtown economic growth

Governor Steve Bullock today joined community leaders at the Roxy Theater in Missoula to award $167,605 in tourism infrastructure and community development block grant funding for the restoration of Missoula’s historic movie theater.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Nearly $2 Million Approved for Development Projects in Montana’s Coal Communities

Funding will help fix roads, purchase emergency equipment, and fund local hospitals

With the passage of House Bill 3, communities waiting for funding will now be able to move forward with essential projects in areas impacted by coal development. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Welcome NEW Wolf Point SBDC Regional Director!

Join us in welcoming Shandy Hanks to the Wolf Point Small Business Development Center at the Great Northern Development Corporation!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Montana Board of Housing Boosts Access to Affordable Homes After $42 Million Bond Sale

The Montana Board of Housing has sold nearly $42 million in bonds with the proceeds of that sale going to fund loans for first-time homebuyers.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Why Montana is a State of Mind, Not Just a State

RootsRated Labs takes a closer look at how Montana is breaking visitation records

The Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development is working smarter thanks to new research that zeroes in on who is most likely to visit Montana, and how tourism marketing efforts can reach those likely travelers. That’s the takeaway from a recent feature piece by RootsRated Labs, a digital source that writes about best practices in outdoor and travel marketing.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Categories: Market MT
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