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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
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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

Picture includes entire group of financial advisors for the Montana Board of Housing that is required for each bond issue.

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
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Naming and Logo Contest Announced for Montana Indian Youth Small Business Program

Students have until April 17 to submit their designs

St. Ignatius School, Flathead Reservation

The State Tribal Economic Development Commission is asking students to help create a logo and name for its new Montana Indian Youth Small Business Program.  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Governor Bullock Announces Funding to Help Build Blackfeet Community College’s Health Science Facility

The new 9,200 square-foot facility will allow the college to expand its nursing and public health programs.

Governor Steve Bullock Thursday awarded $400,000 in Community Development Block Grant Economic Development funding to Glacier County for the construction of a health sciences facility at Blackfeet Community College.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Governor Bullock Celebrates the Success of Small Businesses Across Montana

Montana leads national movement to recognize impact of Small Business Development Centers

Governor Steve Bullock Wednesday joined Montana small businesses to celebrate their successes and spearhead the first-ever national Small Business Development Centers Day.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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