news http://commerce.mt.gov/news/default.mcpx Department of Commerce News Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:11:06 GMT en MetaCollection Governor Bullock Announces Indian Country Economic Development Grant Awards Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:18:40 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Governor%20Bullock%20Announces%20Indian%20Country%20Economic%20Development%20Grant%20Awards 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 Fort Belknap Indian Community. Each received $65,000 for their economic development projects. Governor Bullock Announces Economic Development Grants for Seven Innovative Business Projects in Montana Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:34:05 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Governor%20Bullock%20Announces%20Economic%20Development%20Grants%20for%20Seven%20Innovative%20Business%20Projects%20in%20Montana 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 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:15:02 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Governor%20Steve%20Bullock%20and%20the%20Montana%20Department%20of%20Commerce%20Encourage%20Montanans%20to%20Shop%20Local%20on%20Small%20Business%20Saturday 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 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:13:25 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/State%20Anniversary%20Contest%20to%20Award%20Vintage%20Highway%20Signs 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 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:38:24 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Montana%20Film%20Office%20Partner%20Announces%20High%20School%20Film%20Contest 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 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:59:59 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Its%20Time-%20Montana%20Office%20of%20Tourism%20Launches%20New%20Marketing%20Campaign 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 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:57:47 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Governor%20Bullock%20and%20Director%20OLeary%20Announce%20500K%20in%20Grants%20for%20Tourism%20Infrastructure%20Projects 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 funds are being made available through the Tourism Infrastructure Investment Program (TIIP). Montana Department of Commerce Awards over 1 Million in Research Grants Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:55:46 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Montana%20Department%20of%20Commerce%20Awards%20over%201%20Million%20in%20Research%20Grants 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 Commercialization Technology (MBRCT). Montana Film Office Conference Attracts Film Industry Influencers to the Big Sky State Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:54:21 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Montana%20Film%20Office%20Conference%20Attracts%20Film%20Industry%20Influencers%20to%20the%20Big%20Sky%20State 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 Film Office (MFO) will be joined by Jeff Sneider, a film journalist from Hollywood news website The Wrap. Film Highlighting Montana Ski Areas to Screen Under Warren Miller Entertainment Sponsorship Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:53:10 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Film%20Highlighting%20Montana%20Ski%20Areas%20to%20Screen%20Under%20Warren%20Miller%20Entertainment%20Sponsorship 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 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:50:46 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Department%20of%20Commerce%20Announces%20600K%20Grant%20to%20City%20of%20Missoula%20for%20Low-Income%20Housing%20Assistance 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 cost assistance to prospective homeowners. The funds are being made available through the Montana Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Montana Department of Commerce. Governor Bullock and Director OLeary Lead Montana Business Delegation on Trade Mission to China Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:49:32 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Governor%20Bullock%20and%20Director%20OLeary%20Lead%20Montana%20Business%20Delegation%20on%20Trade%20Mission%20to%20China 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 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:44:14 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Tourism%20Digital%20Marketing%20Grants%20Fund%20Innovative%20Projects 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 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:41:55 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Montana%20Downtown%20Conference-%20Harnessing%20Pride%20Placemaking%20and%20Potential 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 partners, Montana business owners, and downtown revitalization experts in Helena September 24 - 26. Partnership with National Geographic Brings Big Attention to Small Towns Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:38:38 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Partnership%20with%20National%20Geographic%20Brings%20Big%20Attention%20to%20Small%20Towns 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 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:35:32 GMT http://commerce.mt.gov/content/news/Backpacker%20Magazine%20Program%20Brings%20Ambassadors%20to%20Montana 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 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.