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Montana Main Street Program Grants Awarded to 9 Communities to Help Revitalize, Strengthen Downtowns

Downtown Lewistown, Montana

Nine Montana communities will share $100,000 in grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Montana Main Street Program, to support downtown revitalization and economic development projects.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Montana and Kumamoto Celebrate 35 Years of Friendship, Sister-Statehood

Governor Bullock recognizes meaningful relationship to grow trade, tourism, and cultural exchanges

Governor Steve Bullock and Kumamoto, Japan Governor Ikuo Kabashima joined together Tuesday for a celebration in the Montana Capitol Rotunda to honor 35 years of friendship, trade, and cultural exchange.

Tuesday, November 14, 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

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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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

Montana Department of Commerce Celebrates 8th Anniversary of MTHousingSearch.com

The website gives landlords a place to advertise properties at no cost, while helping renters find housing to suit their needs.

With a goal to increase affordable and accessible housing opportunity for all Montanans, the service has grown to more than 8,600 rental options and fields thousands of searches every month. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How Montana is Working to Break Down Barriers to Fair Housing

Guest Column by Bruce Brensdal and Jennifer Olson

Beautiful image of Helena from atop Mount Helena.

There’s no better place to live, work, and play than Montana. Building a successful life here starts with having an affordable and accessible place to call home. Still, for many Montanans finding a stable home can come with barriers. We know families are encountering rising housing costs, a low supply of affordable apartments, and housing choice barriers. Every day our teams here at the Montana Department of Commerce are working to break down these barriers and make access to safe housing affordable and accessible.

Friday, April 21, 2017

VIDEO: Accessible, Affordable Housing is the Key to Living a Full, Independent Life

April is Fair Housing Month

Accessible, Affordable Housing is the Key to Living a Full, Independent Life

For many Montanans, finding accessible and stable housing can mean the difference between living an independent, healthy life or struggling to get by. That’s why the Montana Department of Commerce is recognizing Fair Housing Month, and continuing to work with property owners to develop more accessible, affordable housing options.

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Moody’s Upgrades Montana Board of Housing Rating

Montana Board of Housing’s rating has been upgraded to A1

Credit: woodleywonderworks, Flickr Creative Commons

The Montana Board of Housing’s credit rating has been upgraded by Moody’s Investors Service which will result in the board being able to provide more low-interest mortgages to Montanans.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April is Fair Housing Month

Montana Department of Commerce continues to advocate for access to safe, stable housing

Big Boulder Apartments were built in 2009

April is Fair Housing Month, and the Montana Department of Commerce continues to work with landlords, tenants and property managers to ensure more folks have access to safe and stable housing.

Monday, April 10, 2017
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