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20th Annual Made in Montana Tradeshow to Feature 154 Small Businesses

Public showcase day begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24

Vendors and wholesale buyers connect during the Made in Montana Tradeshow.

More than 650 small business owners and wholesale buyers will gather in Helena Friday and Saturday for the 20th annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Governor Bullock Celebrates 2nd Annual SBDC Day with Small Business Owners

Governor Steve Bullock celebrates SBDC Day with small business owners in Great Falls, Mont.

Governor Steve Bullock Wednesday joined four Montana small businesses to celebrate their successes with the help of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) at the second annual SBDC Day event at Anchor Fitness in Great Falls.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Montana Landscapes Provide a Sense of Place for High-Profile Releases in 2018

Kevin Costner stars in "Yellowstone"

Major film and digital media projects being released this year prove there’s nothing like the real thing for bringing Big Sky Country to the screen.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Categories: Market MTFilm

Department of Commerce Launches Montana’s ‘Opportunity Zone’ Application Process

UPDATE: Local governments must submit their proposals by March 30

A welder works on a pipeline.

The Montana Department of Commerce Tuesday opened the application process for local governments and economic developers to submit their proposals for an Opportunity Zone designation as created by Congress.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Montana Hunting and Tactical Gear Businesses Aim for European Markets

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce is bringing nine manufacturers of hunting and tactical equipment to Germany to test the waters of exporting their products to Europe.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Montana Facility Finance Authority Bond to Save Plains Hospital $1.89 Million

HELENA, Mont. – Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains will save $1.89 million over the life of a $6.17 million loan after the Montana Facility Finance Authority refinanced it into a bond at a lower interest rate and shorter repayment term.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Broadband for Montana Schools Awards 2 Grants, Additional Funding Available

Schools can learn how to access funding during a Feb. 23 webinar

Internet fiber cables

Two Montana public schools have been awarded state match funds to pay for special construction charges for broadband upgrades, increasing Internet access for their students.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival to Debut New Made in Montana Category

HELENA, Mont. – A new category of selections for the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will highlight films made by Montana filmmakers, shot in Montana or otherwise inspired by the “Last Best Place.”

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Categories: Market MTFilm

Department of Commerce Recruiting for New Tribal Tourism Position

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce is expanding its program to develop and promote authentic and culturally appropriate tourism in Montana’s Indian Country by creating a new Tribal Tourism Officer position.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Commerce’s Treasure State Endowment Program Awards Planning Grants to 63 Montana Communities

The Missouri River flowing through Fort Benton.

Sixty-three Montana communities will share $900,000 in infrastructure planning grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) to assist with the financing of public facilities projects.

Monday, February 12, 2018

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