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Lt. Governor Cooney Presents 2019 Montana Tourism Awards at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation

HELENA, Mont. – Lt. Governor Mike Cooney joined attendees of the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation Monday night in Butte to congratulate the finalists and winners of the 2019 Montana Tourism Awards.

Monday, April 15, 2019
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On Equal Pay Day, Governor Bullock Celebrates 100 Years of Montana’s Equal Pay Law

Gov. Bullock and members of his Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force on Equal Pay Day, 2019

One hundred years after the Montana Legislature passed a law requiring women be paid the same wage for doing the same job as a man, Governor Steve Bullock today at an Equal Pay Day celebration, alongside the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force and Montana legislators, renewed calls to continue that forward-thinking and close the wage gap.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Going with the Grain: Why Great Harvest Chose Montana — Twice

Dillon, Montana, is a hub for world-class fishing, a gateway to Montana’s western heritage and a town of approximately 4,000 residents. It’s also the world breadquarters of Great Harvest Bread Company, which has more than 200 franchise bakery cafés across the country (plus one across the ocean on the Northern Mariana Islands).

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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Working Together to Eliminate Montana’s Wage Gap

Equal Pay Day is April 2, 2019

1919 Legislature

By Tara Rice and Galen Hollenbaugh 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Bozeman, Montana Ranked #5 ‘Most Dynamic Micropolitan’

Hiking near Bozeman, Montana.

A recent report by the Walton Family Foundation ranks Bozeman, Montana as one of the top micropolitan areas in the United States.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Categories: Choose Montana

New Indian Country Guide Means New Opportunities to Grow Tribal Tourism

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce has published a new visitor guide to Indian Country, an early success of the recently formed Indian Country Tourism Region. The department’s latest project to grow tribal tourism in Montana, the guide will be used both as a promotional tool and a resource for travelers already here.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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Lt. Gov. Cooney Celebrates 3rd Annual SBDC Day with Small Business Owners

Lt. Gov. Cooney celebrates SBDC Day with advisors and business owners in Butte.

BUTTE, Mont. – Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice Wednesday celebrated the third annual SBDC Day, a national celebration of the impact of Small Business Development Centers, with an event in Butte featuring Montana small business owners and the state’s SBDC Network.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

3 Montana Communities Receive $1.2 Million to Support Business Growth

Two Montana counties and one city will share $1.2 million through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant Economic Development Program (CDBG-ED) to assist local businesses and help them retain jobs. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Cross-Cultural Small Business Wins Retailer of the Year Award at 2019 Made in Montana Tradeshow

HELENA, Mont. – Helena business Sage and Oats Trading Post and its owners, Major and Michelle Robinson, have been honored by their peers as the 2019 Made in Montana Retailer of the Year.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Public Invited to Shop Local at 2019 Made in Montana Tradeshow

Annual Event to Feature 40 New Vendors, Native American Made in Montana Pavilion

HELENA, Mont. – The annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts returns to Helena this weekend, and the public is invited to preview some of the new, locally made products stores will be carrying this season while supporting Montana small businesses.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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