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Supporting a Community-Led Effort to Boost Eastern Montana Tourism, Business

Guest Column by Tara Rice

Makoshika State Park, Montana

As the folks responsible for promoting the vibrant, charming towns and stunning landscapes across our state, we know that Montana’s strong economy is driven in part by a thriving tourism and outdoor recreation economy.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Department of Commerce, Tourism Partners Release New Research Highlighting Eastern Montana’s Unique Opportunities to Enhance Tourism

Eastern Montana badlands

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice joined community leaders, business owners and local policymakers in Billings today to discuss innovative ways to enhance tourism and strengthen local economies across eastern Montana, as part of the Eastern Montana Tourism Partner Initiative.

Monday, October 28, 2019
Categories: Market MTTourism

Lt. Governor Cooney, Commerce Director Rice to Meet with Tourism Partners as Part of New Initiative to Boost Tourism in Eastern Montana

Office of Tourism and Business Development will also Release New Findings about Eastern Montana Tourism

Bikers in the Badlands of Eastern Montana

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice will meet with tourism partners next week as part of a community-led initiative to encourage long-term tourism growth and economic development in eastern Montana communities.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Montana Department of Commerce Announces New Grants as Part of Community-Driven Initiative to Boost Tourism in Eastern Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced grant awards as part of a new, community-led initiative to encourage long-term tourism and economic development in eastern Montana communities.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

17 Montana Communities Receive Grants to Plan Vital Infrastructure Projects

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Monday that 17 Montana communities will share more than $249,000 in planning grants through the Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) to facilitate the development of infrastructure projects across the state.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Lt. Gov. Cooney and Commerce Director Rice Celebrate Groundbreaking of 85 Affordable Homes in Helena

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, Commerce Director Tara Rice join Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins and other community leaders for the Red Alder groundbreaking.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice joined residents and community leaders Friday at a groundbreaking event to celebrate the future of Red Alder Residences, 85 new affordable homes for families and individuals in Helena.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Montana Wins Trade Expansion Grant to Support Business Growth in International Markets

Photonics are a growing export industry in Montana.

The Montana Department of Commerce has been awarded a federal grant to help local business export and promote their Montana-made products to international markets.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Deadline Approaching for New Infrastructure Grant Program to Support Local Governments, Schools

Apply before Sept. 30

Bridge in Fort Benton

Guest Column by Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice

Monday, August 12, 2019

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

Commerce Director Rice Announces Funding Opportunity for Montana Tech Companies

Scientist in a lab

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice announced today that the Department is now accepting applications for the Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Matching Funds Program.

Thursday, August 1, 2019
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