news http://commerce.mt.gov/news/default.mcpx Department of Commerce News Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:26:34 GMT en MetaCollection Montana Main Street Program Welcomes Thompson Falls Hamilton and Cut Bank as New Members Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:32:01 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Montana%20Main%20Street%20Program%20Welcomes%20Thompson%20Falls%20Hamilton%20and%20Cut%20Bank%20as%20New%20Members 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 Fri, 16 May 2014 08:32:34 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Statewide%20Housing%20Conference%20to%20Address%20Challenges%20and%20Opportunities%20for%20Affordable%20Housing 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 Thu, 08 May 2014 07:58:17 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/State%20Investment%20in%20Research%20and%20Commercialization%20Paying%20Big%20Dividends 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 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:54:01 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Made%20in%20Montana%20Tradeshow%20to%20Highlight%20Montanas%20Unique%20and%20Authentic%20Products 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 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:37:24 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Montana%20Main%20Street%20Planning%20Grants%20Awarded 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, the City of Miles City and the City of Shelby. Montana Office of Tourism to Host Brand Workshop in Paradise March 27 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:19:58 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Montana%20Office%20of%20Tourism%20to%20Host%20Brand%20Workshop%20in%20Paradise%20March%2027 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 businesses in Glacier Country to bolster their ability to attract and retain visitors to their area, learn about how to leverage social media sites and to share best practices. Making the Connection - Tradeshow Links Retail Buyers with Montana Artisans Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:22:49 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Making%20the%20Connection%20-%20Tradeshow%20Links%20Retail%20Buyers%20with%20Montana%20Artisans 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 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:17:08 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Montana%202014-2015%20Official%20Guidebook%20Now%20Available 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 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:07:43 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Montana%20Snow%20Irresistible%20-%20Epic%20Ski%20Conditions%20Draw%20Warren%20Miller%20Entertainment%20Back%20to%20Montana 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 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:47:27 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Montana%20Office%20of%20Tourism%20Awards%20e-Marketing%20Grants%20to%20Eight%20Tourism%20Organizations 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 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:04:32 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/2014%20Montana%20Small%20Business%20Conference%20to%20Focus%20on%20Embracing%20Technology 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. City of Wolf Point to Receive Grant for Development of Affordable Housing Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:03:22 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/City%20of%20Wolf%20Point%20to%20Receive%20Grant%20for%20Development%20of%20Affordable%20Housing The Montana Department of Commerce HOME Investment Partnerships Program recently announced that it will award over $750,000 to the City of Wolf Point for the development of affordable housing. Governor Bullock Unveils New Welcome to Montana Highway Signs Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:01:07 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Governor%20Bullock%20Unveils%20New%20Welcome%20to%20Montana%20Highway%20Signs 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 Department of Transportation (MDT) at the MDT Sign Shop in Helena to unveil the new design of the highway signs. Made-in-Montana Film Earns Oscar Nods Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:59:07 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Made-in-Montana%20Film%20Earns%20Oscar%20Nods The Montana Film Office announces that Montana-shot film “Nebraska” was nominated for six Academy Awards. Montana Office of Tourism Offers One-Stop Statewide Snow Report Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:03:46 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Montana%20Office%20of%20Tourism%20Offers%20One-Stop%20Statewide%20Snow%20Report The Montana Office of Tourism’s Ski Montana website (http://skimt.com) aggregates the individual snow reports from Montana’s ski resorts so you can compare the latest new snow fall, summit depth, and number of lifts in operation. Bullock Announces Grants to Improve Public Housing and Infrastructure for 20 Communities across Montana Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:01:54 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Bullock%20Announces%20Grants%20to%20Improve%20Public%20Housing%20and%20Infrastructure%20for%2020%20Communities%20across%20Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced awards totaling more than $400,000 to 20 communities across Montana through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program at the Montana Department of Commerce. Montana Film Office Wins International Marketing Awards Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:06:16 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Montana%20Film%20Office%20Wins%20International%20Marketing%20Awards The Montana Film Office at the Montana Department of Commerce placed third in the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) 2013 Marketing Awards in both the Logo and Digital Video categories. New Tourism Assessment and Planning Program Development Work to Begin January 2014 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:29:42 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/New%20Tourism%20Assessment%20and%20Planning%20Program%20Development%20Work%20to%20Begin%20January%202014 The Montana Department of Commerce today announced that the community of Ennis has been selected to assist the Montana Office of Tourism, the Montana Main Street program, and the MSU Extension’s Community Development Program in designing a tourism assessment and planning program for use statewide in future years. Housing Tax Credits to Leverage 33 Million in Construction Investment across Montana Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:06:18 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Housing%20Tax%20Credits%20to%20Leverage%2033%20Million%20in%20Construction%20Investment%20across%20Montana On Monday, December 9, 2013 the Montana Board of Housing allocated Housing Tax Credits to Great Falls, Glendive, Crow Agency, Sidney, Malta and Box Elder as successful applicants of the 2014 Tax Credit Allocation Process. New Census Data Released - Disability and Healthcare Coverage Statistics Available Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:03:59 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/New%20Census%20Data%20Released%20-%20Disability%20and%20Healthcare%20Coverage%20Statistics%20Available The U.S. Census Bureau for the first time released statistics compiled in certain categories at the county level from the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year survey.