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‘It’s Time We Count’ Campaign Aimed at Increasing Montana’s 2020 Census Count in Final Push

Facing Shortened Census Deadline, Montana Department of Commerce and Windfall Partner to Increase Census Count in Low-response Areas

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced a targeted marketing campaign that is already reaching Montanans in low-response areas of the state to increase Montana’s 2020 Census count. With 34 days left to count residents, the state is making a final push to encourage everyone to respond to the Census before the shortened deadline of September 30.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Governor Bullock Recognizes Women’s Equality Day by Extending Montana’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force Through 2022

Governor Bullock with members of Montana's Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force

Governor Steve Bullock today, in recognition of Women’s Equality Day, renewed his equal pay Executive Order and extended the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force through 2022 to continue its work to narrow the wage gap.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Commerce Department Sends $123.4 Million to Over 8,200 Small Businesses

Montana’s Business Stabilization Program has now provided more than 14,000 grants

Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday that more than 8,200 small businesses in Montana have now received $123.4 million through Governor Steve Bullock’s Business Stabilization Program, funded by the Coronavirus Relief Fund. 

Friday, August 21, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces $10 Million to Provide Long Term Viability for Live Entertainment Industry

Business Stabilization Grant Program Doubles, Targeted Support Available for East Edge of Glacier Park Businesses

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced he will direct $10 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to create the Live Entertainment Grant Program to provide long term viability for the live entertainment industry.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Montana Tourism Industry Unites for ‘Montana Aware’ Campaign

17 CVBs, 6 tourism regions to participate in statewide effort to promote safety measures

VISITMT.com Montana Aware homepage

The Montana Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism and Business Development has launched the “Montana Aware” campaign to promote safe and responsible behavior among those who are traveling in the state. The public health initiative aims to educate residents and visitors on best practices to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Montana-made Spirits May Soon be in Highball Glasses All Over the World

Support from Department of Commerce Puts Bigfork-based Whistling Andy on the Map for International Success

Brian Anderson and Lisa Cloutier, the husband-wife creators of Whistling Andy, opened their Bigfork-based distillery on New Year’s Eve almost 10 years ago. They believe it’s the oldest operating distillery in Montana. That makes Lisa and Brian old pros at trying new things.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Film Industry Contributed $48 Million to Montana’s Economy in 2019-2020

Independent report details 18-month industry impact

Filming in Montana

The production of films, television shows and commercials contributed $47.6 million to Montana’s economy over the last 18 months according to a new independent report on the film industry’s impact commissioned by the Montana Department of Commerce. 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Governor Bullock Praises Montana Businesses for Stepping up in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Mask up with these Montana-made masks

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney visits Coaster Cycles in Bonner, Mont. which started making face shields in response to the pandemic.

Funding is available through the Montana Business Adaptation Program to help businesses mask up

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Governor Bullock Issues Directive Requiring Face Coverings in Certain Indoor Spaces and Outdoor Gatherings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Directive applies to counties currently experiencing four or more active cases of COVID-19

Montana Landscape

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a directive requiring face coverings in certain indoor spaces and for certain organized outdoor activities in counties currently experiencing four or more active cases of COVID-19 to slow the spread of the virus in Montana.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Montana hospitals, Department of Commerce partner to ‘mask up’ Montana

45,000 cloth face coverings to be distributed through statewide network of tourism visitor centers

(Helena, Mont., July 10, 2020) – As part of an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the state, the Montana Hospital Association and the Montana Department of Commerce today announced shipments of 45,000 free cloth face coverings to 25 communities statewide.

Friday, July 10, 2020
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