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Lt. Gov. Cooney and Commerce Director Haxby-Cote Honor Affordable Housing Champions

Revonda Stordhal, Executive Director, Butte Housing Authority 

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote today presented awards to Montana’s affordable housing champions during the Annual Montana Housing Partnership Conference.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Small Business Week: Celebrating Small Business Success in Montana

April 29 – May 5, 2018 is Small Business Week

Camelot Ranch in Billings.

Small businesses across the state are sharing their success stories and being celebrated during the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) small business week, April 29-May 5. The week-long celebration includes the SBA awards hosted at Billings’ Camelot Ranch, a 2017 success story of the Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. The awards ceremony will celebrate many other businesses that have been assisted by the SBDC state network.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Montana Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Sweetgrass Commons grand opening in Missoula.

April is National Fair Housing Month and this year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Governor Bullock Sends Opportunity Zone Nominations to U.S. Treasury

Map of Opportunity Zones in Montana

Governor Steve Bullock has nominated 25 areas of Montana for designation as an Opportunity Zone, after communities submitted proposals for consideration.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Lt. Gov. Cooney Celebrates the Best of Montana Tourism at Annual Awards

2018 Montana Tourism Awards Announced

2018 Governor's Conference on Tourism

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney on Monday night joined attendees of the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation to congratulate finalists and winners of the 2018 Montana Tourism Awards.

Monday, April 16, 2018
Categories: Market MTTourism

Montana Tourism and Recreation Leaders Gather in Big Sky

Big Sky,  Montana

Nearly 450 Montana tourism and outdoor recreation leaders are gathering this week in Big Sky for the annual Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation. 

Monday, April 16, 2018
Categories: Market MTTourism

Montana Housing to Fund New Affordable Homes in Deer Lodge

A view of downtown Deer Lodge, Mont.

Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce allocated $3.9 million in federal housing credits to Helena’s GL Development to help finance the new construction of the Cottonwood Creek Apartments in Deer Lodge. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Tester, Bullock Secure Resources for Homeless Montana Veterans

Funding Will Increase Access to Affordable Housing and Support Services

Sen. Jon Tester speaking with Veterans.

U.S. Senator Jon Tester and Governor Steve Bullock today announced that they have secured funding to help provide homes for Montana veterans.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Categories: Montana Housing

Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant Program Awards Funding to 6 Montana Communities

Fishing in Harlowton

Six Montana communities will share $2.6 million of federal grant funding through the Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support the financing of critical infrastructure and community development projects in Montana.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

On Equal Pay Day, Governor Bullock Renews Calls to Close Montana’s Wage Gap

Bullock signs new Executive Order, honors a Montana business

MONTANA – Five years after launching the Equal Pay for Equal Work Taskforce, Governor Steve Bullock on National Equal Pay Day renewed his charge to close Montana’s gender wage gap. Bullock unveiled a new Executive Order promoting equal pay while speaking at a Montana business that prioritizes workplace transparency.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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