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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
Categories: Market MT

Honoring the Backbone of Montana’s Economy

Small Business Week is April 30-May 6

Photo of Pam Haxby-Cote courtesy of the Montana Standard.

As a business owner myself, I know firsthand Montana is a great place for entrepreneurs. Like many small businesses, our restaurant in Butte is family owned and operated. When my husband was laid up after surgery, my daughter stepped in to keep the place running. We pride ourselves on not only running a business, but building a community, too. I know we’re not alone in this, as business owners in every corner of the state play big role in building our communities.

Monday, May 1, 2017

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 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

Governor Bullock Announces Exporter of the Year Award

2016 Exporter of the Year Awards

Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana District Export Council today announced the winner of the 2016 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, Montana Resources, LLC.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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