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Commerce Director Rice Celebrates Newly-Renovated Affordable Homes in Lewistown

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice Wednesday joined local residents and community leaders in celebrating the grand opening of Lewistown’s Meadows Apartments, 35 newly-renovated affordable homes for seniors and individuals living with a disability.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

‘Taste our Place’ Encourages Travelers to Eat Local with Summer Campaign

Look for billboards, posters across Montana

Taste our Place Billboard

“Taste our Place,” the local food category of the popular Made in Montana program, is encouraging travelers to eat local with a summer billboard and airport poster campaign to support small businesses and agricultural producers with traveler dollars.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Governor Bullock Opens New Infrastructure Grant Program

Delivering Local Assistance grant dollars will be awarded this fall

Livingston, Mont.

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that communities and school districts impacted by the growth or decline of natural resource development can now apply for a portion of $21.5 million in funds for needed infrastructure investments.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Commerce Director Rice Announces $6.5 Million in Community Development Block Grant Awards to 14 Montana Communities

Fourteen Montana communities will share nearly $6.5 million in federal funds through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant Program for local infrastructure, housing development, and job creation projects. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

New Tax Incentive Will Help to Tell Montana Stories in Montana

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

The film industry produces something different every day. Movies and TV shows represent all varieties of genres and styles. Some may be three-hour epics, while others may be only a few minutes. They’re distributed through different methods, from major theater releases to YouTube uploads.

Monday, June 24, 2019
Categories: Market MTFilm

Governor Bullock Announces Release of Equal Pay for Equal Work Wage Negotiation Webinar

Free on-demand webinar available now

Wage Negotiation Screen Capture

Governor Steve Bullock announced today that the Equal Pay for Equal Work Montana Task Force released a free wage negotiation webinar as a resource for the public to continue narrowing the gender pay gap in Montana.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Lt. Gov. Cooney and Director Rice Present Awards to Industry Leaders Who Support Affordable Homes in Montana

Lori Davidson, center, honored with 2019 Lifetime Housing Champion Award

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice today presented awards to Montana’s housing champions during the Annual Housing Partnership Conference.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Governor Bullock Announces $260,000 in Grants to Grow Economic Impact of Film Production in Montana

Cameraman filming in Montana

Governor Steve Bullock today announced $260,000 in grant awards for productions filming in Montana, which create jobs for Montana crew, support Main Street businesses and inspire viewers to visit.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Categories: Market MTFilm

Governor Bullock Invites Film Production Companies to Montana

Governor Bullock encourages companies seeking a new film location due to Georgia anti-choice legislation to consider Montana’s new film tax credits

Governor Steve Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock today sent a letter to film production companies seeking alternative film locations to consider filming in Montana after Georgia passed a measure significantly restricting a woman’s ability to make her own healthcare decisions.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Categories: Market MTFilm

SoFi Brings High Tech to High Altitude

Five years ago, a fast-growing personal finance company expanded from the ocean breeze of California to the mountain air of Montana, bringing a wealth of high-tech jobs to a workforce of talented software engineers ready for a new opportunity.

Monday, June 3, 2019
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