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Mission

Department Mission

The Department of Commerce through its employees, community partners, public outreach, and media contacts enhances economic prosperity in Montana; fosters community lead diversification and sustainability of a growing economy; maintains and improves our infrastructure, housing and facilities; and promotes and enhances Montana’s positive national and international image.

"The Department of Commerce will enhance and sustain a healthy economy so Montana businesses, communities, and people can prosper."

Goals and Objectives

  • Work to improve the state's economy through business creation, expansion, retention, and diversification of the state's economic base.
     
  • Provide direct technical assistance and training for Montana’s entrepreneurs, businesses, and their employees in partnership with communities, counties, and local and regional development groups.
     
  • Enhance the growth of the Montana economy through the promotion of tourism development, promoting and protecting historic sites, and the marketing of Montana as a travel and filmmaking destination.
     
  • Promote access to new markets, both foreign and domestic, for Montana goods and services.
     
  • Provide financing for homeownership and rental assistance opportunities for Montana families.
     
  • Develop and improve public infrastructure and housing opportunities for the state's citizens by providing grants and technical assistance to Montana communities and counties.
     
  • Prudently manage the investments of state and local government funds.
     
  • Provide fair and equal treatment of our fellow employees and our customers.