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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

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
Categories: Market MT

Montana Heritage Commission Celebrates 20 Years at Virginia City Parade

Director Haxby-Cote helps cut the ribbon to launch the 2017 Virginia City, Nevada City season

Director Haxby-Cote helps cut the ribbon to launch the 2017 Virginia City, Nevada City season

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote joined Heritage Commission Members and staff of Virginia and Nevada Cities on Saturday to kick off the summer season and celebrate 20 years of successful management.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Categories: Market MT

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

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

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

Helena Renovation Project Keeps 118 Affordable, Accessible Apartments Available to Low-Income Seniors

Project creates 73 jobs, generates $6 million in wages

Guardian Apartments Exterior

Thanks to a partnership among private and public organizations, 118 affordable and accessible Helena apartments have been fully renovated and will remain available for the next 45 years to low-income seniors and those with a disability.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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