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Montana Department of Commerce Tourism Grant Program Now Open

Apply from Oct. 15-Nov. 30

Downtown Red Lodge

Montana Commerce Department Director Tara Rice today announced the Department will begin accepting applications for the Tourism Grant Program from Thursday, October 15 through November 30 for the 2021 grant cycle.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

6 Made in Montana Companies to Produce ‘Montana Aware’ Masks

25,000 masks will be distributed to Montana’s Convention and Visitors Bureaus and Tourism Regions

Montana Robe Company mask

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced that six Made in Montana program members will produce 25,000 masks as part of the state’s “Montana Aware” initiative to promote safe and responsible fall travel. 

Wednesday, September 23, 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
Categories: Market MT

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

3 Montana Health Care Centers to Receive $1.4 Million in Emergency Loans

A Montana hospital room

Three Montana health care centers will receive emergency loan dollars made available by the Montana Facility Finance Authority through a governor’s directive issued late last month. Two additional facilities have financing in process.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the establishment of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force to provide guidance and advice on how to best use $1.25 billion appropriated to Montana through the Federal CARES Act to assist workers, businesses, and sectors of the economy impacted by COVID-19.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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

Governor Bullock Celebrates Launch of Montana Craft Malt

Butte facility is the only craft beer malt-house making product exclusively from Montana barley

Governor Steve Bullock today celebrated the completion of construction of Montana Craft Malt, a facility that will produce 10,000 tons of malt per year from world-class Montana-grown barley.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Department of Commerce Awards $1.3 Million in Grant Funds to Help Businesses Create and Retain Jobs

An historic hotel and rural community hospital will share $1.3 million in Community Development Block Grant-Economic Development grants to create and retain jobs, the Montana Department of Commerce announced Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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