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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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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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8 Montana Communities Strive for New Affordable Housing Developments

More than $27 million will be awarded in November

Housing development under construction

The Montana Board of Housing this week selected eight housing developers to submit full applications for Housing Credits, the primary source of funding for affordable housing development in the nation.

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Governor Bullock Recognizes June 27 as Innovate Day 2017

Innovate Day celebrates business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators who move Montana's economy forward

Meadowlark Brewing, Mamalode and Revibro are just three examples of innovation in Montana.

Governor Steve Bullock Tuesday announced that June 27 is being recognized as Innovate Day 2017, to celebrate the small business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators who continue to move Montana’s economy forward.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In Montana, Innovation is All Around Us

A man stands on a bluff near Sidney, Montana

Perhaps it’s one of Montana’s best-kept secrets, that our state has long been known as an incubator for innovation.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Governor Bullock Celebrates 38 New and Affordable Homes in Great Falls

Voyageur Apartments in Great Falls

Governor Steve Bullock Friday spoke to a crowd of local officials and state leaders at the grand opening of 38 affordable homes in Great Falls. The newly-built accessible apartments are for seniors and those living with a disability and funded by more than $7 million from the Montana Department of Commerce HOME Investment Partnership and Housing Credits programs.

Friday, June 23, 2017
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