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Governor Bullock Issues Stay at Home Directive to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Directive asks Montanans to stay home to maximum extent possible except for essential activities, temporarily restricts all nonessential businesses and operations

Montana Capitol

The order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28, will buy time for health care workers on the frontlines and seeks to limit long term impacts to the state’s economy.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

How Montana Manufacturers Can Help With COVID-19 Critical Supplies

The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center has developed a resource page [montana.edu] for Montana manufacturers to assist with the development and production of supplies that are needed to slow the spread of and respond to the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Department of Commerce Recognizes Small Business Owners and Advisors on 4th Annual SBDC Day

On the fourth annual SBDC Day, the Montana Department of Commerce is recognizing Montana’s small businesses and entrepreneurs, and the critical resources Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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Governor Bullock Announces Emergency Loans Now Available for Small Businesses in Montana

SBA approves Montana’s request for emergency small business loans

Governor Steve Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that small businesses across Montana impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are now eligible to apply for emergency loans through the Small Business Administration.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Emergency Rules to Streamline Unemployment Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

MontanaWorks.gov website

Governor Steve Bullock today announced emergency rules to make unemployment benefits accessible to workers laid off due to COVID-19 and waive the typical one week waiting period before receiving benefits.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Eastern Montana Business Named Retailer of the Year

Lt. Gov. Cooney, Commerce Director Rice Honor Businesses at Made in Montana Wholesale Buyer Day

A family owned business in Terry, Montana has been named the 2020 Made in Montana Retailer of the Year. Prairie Unique was honored by Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice during Friday’s wholesale buyer day.

Monday, March 16, 2020
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A message to businesses from Gov. Bullock regarding COVID-19

As business executives, you have a deep connection with your communities, partners, customers, and employees. It’s your businesses, both large and small, that power Montana’s economy. As concerns and economic impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) get closer to home, please know that my state agencies and I are working tirelessly to keep Montanans safe, and to support you and your employees.

Thursday, March 12, 2020
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Regional Economic Development Corporations Earn Go-Ahead to Continue Serving Business Needs Across Montana

11 CRDCs will Share $2.5 Million Over the Next Four Years

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced that 11 regionally focused economic development centers have earned recertification and will receive funding to continue serving business needs across the state for an additional four years.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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Commerce Announces 5 New Montana Main Street Communities

Havre, Mont.

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that five Montana communities have been accepted to become affiliate members of the Montana Main Street Program. The program helps Montana communities strengthen and preserve historic downtown commercial districts by supporting economic development, urban revitalization and historic preservation through long-range planning, organization, design and promotion.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Montana’s Small Business Development Centers Support Statewide Business Growth, Job Creation

New Report Shows Montana SBDCs Across the State Supported Launch of 61 New Businesses, 2,300 Jobs in 2019

Montana’s Small Business Development Centers Support Statewide Business Growth, Job Creation

The Montana Department of Commerce today released a new report showing that Montana Small Business Development Centers supported more than 2,300 jobs last year through assisting small business growth across the state.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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