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Commerce’s Tourism Grant Program Accepting Applications

The Montana Department of Commerce is currently accepting applications for its Tourism Grant Program. Up to $750,000 will be awarded to projects that strengthen Montana’s economy through the development and enhancement of the State’s tourism and recreation industry.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Public Comment Period Opens for New Infrastructure Program

Public hearing scheduled for June 13

Construction worker

A new infrastructure program created by the 2019 Legislature and signed by the governor will support Montana communities impacted by natural resource development. The Delivering Local Assistance Program will award grants to local governments and schools to address needed facility and community infrastructure investments.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Butte Small Business Development Center Regional Director Wins National Excellence Award

Julie Jaksha

During Thursday night’s annual celebration in Great Falls of small business leaders and Montana’s Small Business Development Center network, Julie Jaksha, Butte Regional SBDC Director was named the 2019 Montana “State Star.” The State Star is a national award that recognizes outstanding performers from Small Business Development Centers.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

On Equal Pay Day, Governor Bullock Celebrates 100 Years of Montana’s Equal Pay Law

Gov. Bullock and members of his Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force on Equal Pay Day, 2019

One hundred years after the Montana Legislature passed a law requiring women be paid the same wage for doing the same job as a man, Governor Steve Bullock today at an Equal Pay Day celebration, alongside the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force and Montana legislators, renewed calls to continue that forward-thinking and close the wage gap.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Bozeman, Montana Ranked #5 ‘Most Dynamic Micropolitan’

Hiking near Bozeman, Montana.

A recent report by the Walton Family Foundation ranks Bozeman, Montana as one of the top micropolitan areas in the United States.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Categories: Choose Montana

Lt. Gov. Cooney Celebrates 3rd Annual SBDC Day with Small Business Owners

Lt. Gov. Cooney celebrates SBDC Day with advisors and business owners in Butte.

BUTTE, Mont. – Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice Wednesday celebrated the third annual SBDC Day, a national celebration of the impact of Small Business Development Centers, with an event in Butte featuring Montana small business owners and the state’s SBDC Network.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Montana’s Median Household Income Growth Fastest in the Nation

Governor Steve Bullock talking with workers.

New data released by the Census Bureau shows Montana's economy is growing.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Let’s Change the Conversation About Wildfire

Guest column by Pam Haxby-Cote, Tom Livers and Sheila Hogan

Hiking

Nature is one of Montana’s greatest treasures, and wildfire occurs each summer only because we’re so fortunate to live amid millions of acres of unspoiled forests and prairies. Although wildfire plays a natural role in ecology, there’s no doubt it can also be devastating to our health, safety, property and livelihood. That’s why it’s so important to do everything possible to minimize its impacts.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Montana Housing Increases Homeownership Opportunities with Down Payment Assistance Program

June is homeownership month

Residential homes

It’s not uncommon that first-time homebuyers can afford a monthly mortgage payment, but struggle to save enough money for a down payment and closing costs.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Categories: Montana Housing

Great Falls Small Business Development Center Regional Director Wins National Award for Excellence

Jason Nitschke

Jason Nitschke, regional director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Great Falls, has been named the 2018 Montana “State Star,” a national award recognizing outstanding performers from America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC).

Friday, May 4, 2018
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