Destination MT

The Brand MT Division markets Montana’s spectacular unspoiled nature, vibrant and charming small towns, breathtaking experiences, relaxing hospitality, and competitive business climate to promote the state as a place to visit. In conjunction with other divisions of the Montana Department of Commerce and partners around the state, Brand MT programs aim to inspire visitation to maximize the economic impact of tourism. Brand MT Programs Include:

  • Marketing Bureau
  • Montana Film Office
  • Office of Tourism
  • Operations Bureau
Visit the Destination MT website.

Business MT

The Business MT Division supports innovative industries and entrepreneurs to grow businesses across the state, which strengthens Montana's economy and creates job opportunities for hardworking Montanans.

Business MT programs include:

  • Business Technical & Financial Assistance
  • Export and Product Promotion
  • Indian Country Economic Development

Visit the Business MT website.

Community MT Division 

The Community MT Division helps Montana communities offer safe, efficient, and quality public facilities, including streets, water and sewer services, and schools; excellent health care facilities and social services; a vibrant economy; and job opportunities.

The Community MT Division has financial and technical assistance for planning, financing, and constructing public facilities and school facilities; community land use planning assistance; and dealing with community impacts from coal or hard rock mining and related development.

Visit the Community MT Division website.

Director's Office

The Director's Office provides overall leadership, communication, and management support to the Montana Department of Commerce Divisions, Bureaus, Programs and administratively attached Boards. The Office provides executive, administrative, legal, and policy direction.

Visit the Leadership page for more information about the Department's management team.

Montana Board of Horse Racing

The Board of Horse Racing is responsible for regulating the live and simulcast horse racing industry, ensuring compliance by approximately 1,500 licensees with state laws and board rules, licensing all racing personnel, establishing race dates for various communities, and establishing veterinary practices and standards in connection with horse racing meets, and auditing, supervising and conducting investigations related to the pari-mutuel racing system in Montana.

For more information, visit the Board of Horse Racing website.

Montana Board of Investments

The Montana Board of Investments administers the Unified Investment Program, several loan programs, and programs under the Municipal Finance Consolidation Act, primarily through the INTERCAP Program. The Board is comprised of nine voting members appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the state Senate.

For more information, visit the Board of Investments website.

Montana Facility Finance Authority

The Montana Facility Finance Authority is the primary issuer of municipal bonds for Montana's health care organizations, continuing care residential programs and community service providers.

For more information, visit the Montana Facility Finance Authority website.

Montana Film Office (MFO)

The Montana Film Office, established in 1974 as a central information source for on-location filmmakers, is committed to serving the production industry and the citizens of Montana. The primary role of the Montana Film Office is to promote the state of Montana as a filming location to film, television and print industries and invite these productions into Montana for the overall economic benefit of the state; assist producers to find locations that fit their script as well as act as their liaison through every phase of production; and nurture and support the development of Montana's resident crew base and resident filmmakers.

Visit the Montana Film Office website.

Montana Heritage Commission

The Montana Heritage Commission preserves and manages historic resources in Virginia City, Nevada City, and Reeder's Alley and promotes the appreciation of history through quality visitor experiences.

For more information, visit the Montana Heritage Commission website.

Montana Housing

Montana Housing helps create affordable housing opportunities for Montanans whose needs are not met by the market by partnering with local housing organizations across the state to leverage the federal funding that is made available to Montana. Montana Housing offers financial and technical resources to encourage and enable development of affordable housing, to educate first-time homebuyers, to ensure Montanans have access to an affordable 30-year fixed rate mortgage when they are ready to purchase a home, to offer rental assistance to those who need it, and to assist the public and the support agencies in locating affordable housing for those in need of it.

Visit the Montana Housing website.