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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

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

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

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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Commerce, Miles Community College Partner to Open New Small Business Development Center

Miles City

The Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program at the Montana Department of Commerce is partnering with Miles Community College to host a new SBDC location to grow economic development in Southeastern Montana.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Montana’s Craft Beer Malting Facility Launches in Butte

Montana Craft Malt will produce malt exclusively from Montana-grown barley

Barley used for malting

Leaders at the Montana Department of Commerce and Department of Agriculture helped Montana Craft Malt Thursday kickoff its 10,000-ton malting facility in Butte. The facility will be home to the state’s only craft beer malt-house making product exclusively from Montana-grown barley.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Categories: Market MT

WATCH: Commerce, Ag Directors Raise a Glass to Montana’s Craft Beer Industry

National Craft Beer Week is May 15-21

Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana

Montana’s craft beer industry continues to grow, pumping more than $100 million each year into the state’s economy.

Monday, May 15, 2017
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