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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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WATCH: Commerce, Ag Directors Raise a Glass to Montana’s Craft Beer Industry

National Craft Beer Week is May 15-21

Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana

Montana’s craft beer industry continues to grow, pumping more than $100 million each year into the state’s economy.

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 Commerce Director Presents Lifetime Achievement, Housing Champion Awards at Annual Conference

MBOH’s Top Statewide Participating Lender Award goes to Opportunity Bank

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Wednesday presented awards to the state’s affordable housing champions at the Annual Montana Housing Partnership Conference in Great Falls. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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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Honoring the Backbone of Montana’s Economy

Small Business Week is April 30-May 6

Photo of Pam Haxby-Cote courtesy of the Montana Standard.

As a business owner myself, I know firsthand Montana is a great place for entrepreneurs. Like many small businesses, our restaurant in Butte is family owned and operated. When my husband was laid up after surgery, my daughter stepped in to keep the place running. We pride ourselves on not only running a business, but building a community, too. I know we’re not alone in this, as business owners in every corner of the state play big role in building our communities.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Montana Department of Commerce Celebrates 8th Anniversary of MTHousingSearch.com

The website gives landlords a place to advertise properties at no cost, while helping renters find housing to suit their needs.

With a goal to increase affordable and accessible housing opportunity for all Montanans, the service has grown to more than 8,600 rental options and fields thousands of searches every month. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Montana SBDC Lead Center Marketing and Public Relations Specialist Wins National Award for Excellence

HELENA, Mont. –Montana’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Marketing and Public Relations Specialist Rebecca Ziegler has been named the 2017 Montana “State Star,” a national award recognizing outstanding performers from America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Governor Bullock Announces 2017 Montana Ambassador Awards

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the 2017 Montana Ambassador Awards honoring individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to economic development in Montana.

Monday, April 24, 2017
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