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New Videos Urge Members of Tribal Nations in Montana to Respond to the 2020 Census

Well-known tribal influencers lend their voices to stress the importance of the 2020 Census for Indian Country

Three influential members of tribes in Montana are lending their voices to convey the importance of the 2020 Census for tribal nations in Montana and to urge those who have not yet completed the nine-question Census to do so before the shortened deadline of September 30.

Thursday, September 10, 2020
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Wolf Point Small Business Development Center Regional Director Wins National Excellence Award

Shandy Hanks Moran

The Montana Small Business Development Center Network, headquartered at the Montana Department of Commerce, announced Tuesday that Regional SBDC Director for the Wolf Point Region Shandy Hanks Moran has been named the 2020 Montana “State Star.” The State Star is a national honor that recognizes outstanding performers from Small Business Development Centers around the country.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Montana Housing Guidance on COVID-19

At Montana Housing, within the Department of Commerce, we are closely monitoring the impacts of the novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. We will communicate with statewide housing partners any relevant information about COVID-19 and how it affects affordable homes in Montana.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Montana Working Capital Program

Coronavirus Relief Fund program to allow Montana businesses to take out new loan to support economic recovery

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the new Montana Working Capital program which builds off the Montana Loan Deferment program by allowing Montana businesses to take out a new loan to support economic recovery. 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Montana Tribes Receive Investment Grants to Support Small Business Development

Northern Cheyenne Commerce Center in Lame Deer

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that the eight tribal nations in Montana will receive a share of $160,000 to support small businesses through economic and business development organizations.

Thursday, September 3, 2020
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Only 30 Days Left to Make it Count for Montana in the 2020 Census

With Shortened Deadline for the 2020 Census, the Montana Department of Commerce is Urging Every Montanan to Respond Before September 30

With 30 days left to count residents in the 2020 Census, the Montana Department of Commerce and State Complete Count Committee are urging every Montanan who has not yet responded to the Census to do so before September 30.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

More Montanans Can Now Qualify for Emergency Rent, Mortgage Payment Assistance

More Montanans may now be eligible for monthly rent and mortgage assistance. The Montana Department of Commerce announced Monday that Montana Housing has made updates to the Emergency Housing Assistance program to help more Montanans access emergency housing assistance.

Monday, August 31, 2020

‘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
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