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Governor Bullock Announces Indian Country Economic Development Grant Awards

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 3:18:40 PM

Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary announced recipients of Indian Country Economic Development (ICED) grant funds. The recipient tribes include the Confederated Salish & Kootenai, Little Shell, Blackfeet, and Fo

Governor Bullock Announces Economic Development Grants for Seven Innovative Business Projects in Montana

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 1:34:05 PM

Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary announced the award of $128,026 for seven economic development and business planning projects in Bozeman, Libby, Missoula and Butte.

Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Commerce Encourage Montanans to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Monday, December 01, 2014 11:15:02 AM

Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Commerce are encouraging all Montanans to take part in Small Business Saturday® this upcoming Saturday, November 29th

State Anniversary Contest to Award Vintage Highway Signs

Monday, December 01, 2014 11:13:25 AM

Montanans could win one of 10 “Welcome to Montana” highway signs used across the state from the late 1980s until earlier this year.

Montana Film Office Partner Announces High School Film Contest

Monday, December 01, 2014 10:38:24 AM

The Montana Department of Commerce’s Montana Film Office partner, the Missoula-based Audience Awards, has announced its latest short film competition for Montana high school seniors, “The Senior Shorts.”

Its Time- Montana Office of Tourism Launches New Marketing Campaign

Monday, December 01, 2014 9:59:59 AM

The Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT) has launched a new marketing campaign to attract visitors this winter and beyond. It seeks to inspire travel to Montana and follows up with a simple but powerful call to action: “It’s Time.”

Governor Bullock and Director OLeary Announce 500K in Grants for Tourism Infrastructure Projects

Monday, December 01, 2014 9:57:47 AM

Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary announced the award of $500,000 for twelve tourism facility improvement projects in Billings, Butte, Eureka, Fort Belknap, Missoula, West Glacier, and West Yellowstone. The fun

Montana Department of Commerce Awards over 1 Million in Research Grants

Monday, December 01, 2014 9:55:46 AM

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced the recent award of $1,050,200 in grant awards to eleven research projects in Belgrade, Billings, Bozeman and Missoula. The funding is being made available through the Montana Board of Research and Commer

Montana Film Office Conference Attracts Film Industry Influencers to the Big Sky State

Monday, December 01, 2014 9:54:21 AM

As Oct. 14 and 15 draw near, the Montana Department of Commerce’s Forum on Film + New Media continues to draw industry players to Butte. In addition to the keynote address by a producer of the Academy Award-winning “The Help,” Brunson Green, the Montana F

Film Highlighting Montana Ski Areas to Screen Under Warren Miller Entertainment Sponsorship

Monday, December 01, 2014 9:53:10 AM

Nearly nine minutes of footage shot at Montana ski areas will be included in “No Turning Back,” the latest feature by ski film production company Warren Miller Entertainment (WME) set to debut in Montana with three screenings as part of a national tour.

Department of Commerce Announces 600K Grant to City of Missoula for Low-Income Housing Assistance

Monday, December 01, 2014 9:50:46 AM

Today, Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary announced the recent award of $600,000 to the City of Missoula. The grant will be used to assist low- and very low-income households to provide down payment and closing

Governor Bullock and Director OLeary Lead Montana Business Delegation on Trade Mission to China

Monday, December 01, 2014 9:49:32 AM

Governor Steve Bullock will lead a delegation of Montana business owners on a trade mission to China from September 19 through September 28th.

Tourism Digital Marketing Grants Fund Innovative Projects

Monday, December 01, 2014 9:44:14 AM

The Montana Department of Commerce (MDOC) funds the Tourism Digital Marketing Grant to support a variety of e-marketing projects such as mobile app and website development. Up to $200,000 is available this grant cycle.

Montana Downtown Conference- Harnessing Pride Placemaking and Potential

Monday, December 01, 2014 9:41:55 AM

The 7th Annual Montana Downtown Conference, organized by the Montana Downtown Coalition in partnership with the Montana Department of Commerce Community Development Division and the Helena Business Improvement District, will bring together community partn

Partnership with National Geographic Brings Big Attention to Small Towns

Monday, December 01, 2014 9:38:38 AM

The small community of Roy in Fergus County doesn’t have a traffic light, but it does have some of Montana’s best steak — and now travelers will know about it, thanks to a Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT) partnership with National Geographic Travel.

Backpacker Magazine Program Brings Ambassadors to Montana

Monday, December 01, 2014 9:35:32 AM

The Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT) partnered with Backpacker magazine to produce a custom Montana ambassador program that was fully integrated with all MTOT’s marketing programs as a part of the media buy for fiscal year 2014.

Montana Main Street Program Welcomes Thompson Falls Hamilton and Cut Bank as New Members

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 9:32:01 AM

The Montana Department of Commerce announced that the Montana Main Street Program has accepted Thompson Falls, Hamilton, and Cut Bank as new affiliate members of the statewide program.

Statewide Housing Conference to Address Challenges and Opportunities for Affordable Housing

Friday, May 16, 2014 8:32:34 AM

The Montana Housing Partnership will hold their 2014 Annual Conference next week on May 20, 21, and 22 at the Sleep Inn and Suites in Miles City.

State Investment in Research and Commercialization Paying Big Dividends

Thursday, May 08, 2014 7:58:17 AM

Economic Impact Study Conducted by Bureau of Business & Economic Research Shows Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology has “Outsized Impact” on Montana’s Economy

Made in Montana Tradeshow to Highlight Montanas Unique and Authentic Products

Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:54:01 AM

The Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts will make its Helena debut tomorrow at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds with more exhibitors and more unique and authentic products than ever before.

Montana Main Street Planning Grants Awarded

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:37:24 AM

The Montana Department of Commerce announced the award of $40,200 in planning grant funds to four Montana communities through the Montana Main Street Program. The recipients of the planning grants include the City of Lewistown, the City of Great Falls, t

Montana Office of Tourism to Host Brand Workshop in Paradise March 27

Monday, March 10, 2014 9:19:58 AM

The Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT) is bringing its tourism and brand workshop, Coming Together to Expand Montana’s Tourism Story, to the Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort in Paradise on Thursday, March 27. This free workshop is an outreach effort to assist bu

Making the Connection - Tradeshow Links Retail Buyers with Montana Artisans

Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:22:49 PM

The Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts will make its Helena debut later this month at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds.

Montana 2014-2015 Official Guidebook Now Available

Thursday, February 27, 2014 1:17:08 PM

The Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT) is helping travelers "Step out of bounds" this summer and "Go deeper" in the winter to experience their own Montana moments with the 2014-2015 Official Guidebook.

Montana Snow Irresistible - Epic Ski Conditions Draw Warren Miller Entertainment Back to Montana

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:07:43 PM

Warren Miller Entertainment (WME), the legendary ski and snowboard film production company, has returned to Montana to capture more footage as part of its sponsorship with the Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT) and the Montana Ski Area Association (MSAA).

Montana Office of Tourism Awards e-Marketing Grants to Eight Tourism Organizations

Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:47:27 AM

Tourism organizations from eight Montana communities will be able to move forward with new e-marketing projects thanks to recent funding awards made by the Montana Office of Tourism at the Montana Department of Commerce.

2014 Montana Small Business Conference to Focus on Embracing Technology

Monday, February 10, 2014 9:04:32 AM

The Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network will be hosting their fifth annual Invest in Success small business conference April 16 and 17 at Montana Tech in Butte.

Governor Bullock Unveils New Welcome to Montana Highway Signs

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 1:01:07 PM

Governor Steve Bullock today announced his plan to update and replace the current Welcome to Montana highway signs. Governor Bullock was joined by Meg O’Leary, Director of the Montana Department of Commerce and Mike Tooley, Director of the Montana Depart