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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 Department of Commerce Announces Grants for 28 Native American Businesses

Red Root Herbs displaying products at the 2017 Made in Montana Tradeshow.

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Tuesday announced $318,000 in funding will be awarded through the Indian Equity Fund (IEF) Small Business Grant to support the growth of 28 Native American-owned businesses across Montana.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Governor Bullock Launches Effort to Help Businesses and Communities Impacted by Wildfires

Bullock launches ‘Montana Business Disaster Recovery’ at

Seeley Lake, Montana (credit: Juan de Santa Anna)

Governor Steve Bullock today announced a collaborative effort across state government to help Montana businesses and communities impacted by wildfires access state resources to help minimize the economic impact.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Governor Bullock Celebrates Boeing’s Latest Expansion into Montana

Bullock applauds employees for hard work making Boeing Helena a competitive and important part of the company’s supply chain

Governor Steve Bullock today joined Boeing senior executives, local officials, and employees to celebrate Boeing Helena’s third business expansion in Montana.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Categories: Market MT

Governor Bullock Highlights New Legislation to Boost Tribal Tourism and Economic Prosperity

Senate Bill 309 ceremonial signing in Pablo.

Governor Steve Bullock today highlighted new legislation to boost tribal tourism and economic prosperity in Indian Country during a ceremonial bill signing in Pablo, Montana.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Categories: Market MT

Lt. Governor Cooney, Commerce Director Celebrate Grand Opening of the Miles Community College Small Business Development Center

Miles City SBDC Ribbon Cutting

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Thursday joined the Small Business Administration (SBA), southeastern Montana economic development organizations, and higher education communities to celebrate the grand opening of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Miles Community College (MCC).

Friday, August 4, 2017

Montana’s Main Street Program Becomes a National Model for Downtown Revitalization

Philipsburg's Main Street

The Montana Department of Commerce and its innovative work is increasingly being recognized as a national leader in the development and revitalization of local community downtowns and main streets. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Governor Bullock Recognizes June 27 as Innovate Day 2017

Innovate Day celebrates business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators who move Montana's economy forward

Meadowlark Brewing, Mamalode and Revibro are just three examples of innovation in Montana.

Governor Steve Bullock Tuesday announced that June 27 is being recognized as Innovate Day 2017, to celebrate the small business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators who continue to move Montana’s economy forward.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In Montana, Innovation is All Around Us

A man stands on a bluff near Sidney, Montana

Perhaps it’s one of Montana’s best-kept secrets, that our state has long been known as an incubator for innovation.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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