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Report: Montana SBDC Strengthens Economy, Creates Jobs

HELENA – The clients of the Montana Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are by definition “small,” but, with the support of SBDC services, they’re producing big economic impacts across the state.

Monday, September 26, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
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Governor Bullock Announces Montana Leads the Nation in Household Income Growth Rate

MONTANA – New data from the U.S. Census Bureau released today highlights that Montana is number one in the nation for percentage increase in median household income from 2014 to 2015.

Thursday, September 15, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
Categories: Market MT
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Lexicon Branding President David Placek Discusses the Power of Branding at the Market Montana Symposium

Lexicon Branding is behind some of the world's most recognizable brand names, from Pentium to Swiffer. At the Market Montana Symposium on Sept. 12, company President David Placek provided a glimpse into the creative process and psychology behind branding while highlighting the importance of using a brand to build anticipation. Following Placek's keynote, Department of Commerce partner Destination Analysts continued the brand discussion by sharing preliminary insights into its Montana Brand research project.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
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"Lentil Underground" Author Dr. Liz Carlisle Opens the Market Montana Symposium

Missoula's own Dr. Liz Carlisle addressed a full crowd at the opening keynote of the Market Montana Symposium, Sept. 12 in Missoula. The author of "Lentil Underground" recounted the book's history of Montana farmers who started an agricultural revolution by turning sustainable farming practices into a successful business - through the power of lentils. Dr. Carlisle is a lecturer in the Food Systems program at the University of California, Berkeley, and in the Thinking Matters program at Stanford University.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
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Montana SBDC Network Welcomes New Kalispell Regional Director

HELENA – Stephanie Juneau has joined the Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network as Kalispell Regional Director. The Kalispell Regional SBDC, based out of Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC), serves Lincoln, Flathead and Lake counties.

Friday, September 9, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
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Lt. Governor Cooney Celebrates Preservation of Affordable Housing in Manhattan

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney joined Department of Commerce officials Aug. 25 for a ribbon cutting at the Gallatin Forks Apartments in Manhattan.

Monday, August 29, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
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Department of Commerce Announces New Tourism Marketing Agency to Combine Services, Maximize Return on Investment

HELENA – Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary today announced the award of a new marketing agency contract for the state’s tourism promotion programs. The contract brings multiple services under a full-service agency to provide comprehensive and integrated marketing solutions.

Thursday, August 18, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
Categories: Market MTTourism
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Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Support Film Production in Montana, Strengthen Local Economies

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $500,000 in grants to support the production of 11 new film and multimedia projects taking place in Montana, stimulating local economies and providing job opportunities for Montanans.

Thursday, July 28, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
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Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow Montana's Innovation Economy and Create High-Wage Jobs

Helena, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $919,358 in grants to nine research projects in Missoula, Billings, and Bozeman to encourage innovation, cutting-edge research, and high-wage job creation.

Thursday, July 28, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
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Lt. Governor Mike Cooney Highlights Improvements to Stevensville Wastewater Treatment Plant

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney joined Stevensville officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house July 21 to recognize improvements to the town's wastewater treatment plant.

Stevensville has received $750,000 from the Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) to support the project, which has removed health risks to employees and the public and provides the town a renewed DEQ permit to meet water quality requirements.

Thursday, July 28, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
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