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Department of Commerce Brings Montana Photonics Industry to the World

Companies to exhibit at International Tradeshow in Germany

Charlie Keith and Pete Roos at work at Bridger Photonics

Ten photonics companies from Bozeman, including seven sponsored in-part by the Montana Department of Commerce, will showcase their products to potential customers from more than 70 countries June 26-29 at the Laser World of Photonics in Munich.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Why Tech Company Revibro Chose Montana

Bozeman-based Revibro will travel to Germany to expand their reach

When Chris Arrasmith moved back to Bozeman, Montana to start a company with his former engineering professor, he wanted to help researchers solve big medical problems, like dementia and Alzheimer’s. So, the pair started building mirrors.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Community Development Loan Awarded to New Polson Café

A cup of coffee

Polson will soon have a new Main Street café thanks in-part to a $100,000 Montana Department of Commerce loan.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Commerce Celebrates Opening of 100 Affordable Homes

Three new affordable apartment buildings open in Missoula

New apartment buildings in Missoula, Montana

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote spoke Wednesday with a crowd gathered at the grand opening of Missoula’s Sweetgrass Commons, a new 27-unit affordable, accessible, and sustainable housing community. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pinesdale to Celebrate Reliable, Clean Drinking Water

The town replaces 50-year-old water treatment facility with help from Department of Commerce

Pinesdale's new water filter system

On Wednesday June 14, the town of Pinesdale will host an all-day open house in celebration of their new water treatment facility, funded in-part by grants through the Montana Department of Commerce.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Governor Bullock Highlights Success of Small Business Loan Program

Bullock: Funds helped create and retain 1,250 jobs, generated $111 million investment

Downtown Kalispell

Governor Steve Bullock today announced the Montana State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) has concluded with $12.3 million in federal funds loaned to small businesses across the state, which has created and retained more than 1,250 jobs and sparked an additional $111 million investment in Montana’s economy.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Governor Bullock Signs New Law Funding K-12 Broadband Upgrades

New state investment will catalyze up to $20 million in crucial school broadband upgrades in Montana

Governor Bullock visits Woodman School in Lolo

Montana Governor Steve Bullock Wednesday joined Woodman School officials and students in Lolo to celebrate the approval of a $2 million investment to give Montana schools the opportunity to enhance broadband and develop 21st century classrooms.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Governor Bullock Announces $1.1 Million to Help Main Street Businesses Create Jobs, Train Employees and Plan for Growth

Grain elevator in rural Montana

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $1,124,030 in economic development grants to assist Main Street businesses across Montana with creating 116 jobs, providing workforce training and developing plans for growth and expansion.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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Billings Welcomes Inaugural American Airlines Flight from Dallas-Ft. Worth

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney greets passengers arriving in Billings

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney greets passengers arriving in Billings.

The inaugural American Airlines flight between Dallas Fort Worth and Billings landed Friday, and community business and civic leaders were on hand to celebrate and welcome travelers to Montana.

Monday, June 5, 2017
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Video Game Developer Chooses Montana for Setting of New Release

“Far Cry 5” to take place in fictional Montana town, filmed near Poplar

Church in Poplar, Montana featured in new Far Cry 5 video game

HELENA, Mont. – The latest release of a major video game series will be set in Montana and promoted with video shot near Poplar, bringing Big Sky Country to millions of consumers worldwide.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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