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Montana Department of Commerce Announces $1.4 Million in Community Development Funds

Funding will help fix roadways, public schools, rural hospitals

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Thursday announced that rural communities impacted by coal production and development across central and southwestern Montana have received $1.4 million in funding for critical projects.

Thursday, July 27, 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

8 Montana Communities Strive for New Affordable Housing Developments

More than $27 million will be awarded in November

Housing development under construction

The Montana Board of Housing this week selected eight housing developers to submit full applications for Housing Credits, the primary source of funding for affordable housing development in the nation.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Governor Bullock Celebrates 38 New and Affordable Homes in Great Falls

Voyageur Apartments in Great Falls

Governor Steve Bullock Friday spoke to a crowd of local officials and state leaders at the grand opening of 38 affordable homes in Great Falls. The newly-built accessible apartments are for seniors and those living with a disability and funded by more than $7 million from the Montana Department of Commerce HOME Investment Partnership and Housing Credits programs.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Governor Bullock Visits Rural Critical Access Hospital to Announce Facility Upgrades

An $800,000 grant will update the facility, retain 65 jobs

Gov. Bullock tours Missouri River Medical Center in Fort Benton

Governor Steve Bullock Friday visited the Missouri River Medical Center in Fort Benton and announced that the Critical Access Hospital will receive $800,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for mechanical system upgrades to its aging facility.

Friday, June 23, 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 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

Montana Commerce Director Presents Lifetime Achievement, Housing Champion Awards at Annual Conference

MBOH’s Top Statewide Participating Lender Award goes to Opportunity Bank

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Wednesday presented awards to the state’s affordable housing champions at the Annual Montana Housing Partnership Conference in Great Falls. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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