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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

Registration NOW OPEN for the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation

Biking on the Rimrocks

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced registration is now open to attend the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation.

Monday, December 16, 2019

CDBG-Economic Development Application Deadline Approaching

Apply before December 18

Anaconda, Mont. main street

The Community Development Block Grant Economic Development program is accepting applications for job creation and employee training awards on a rolling basis until Dec. 18, 2019.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Supporting a Community-Led Effort to Boost Eastern Montana Tourism, Business

Guest Column by Tara Rice

Makoshika State Park, Montana

As the folks responsible for promoting the vibrant, charming towns and stunning landscapes across our state, we know that Montana’s strong economy is driven in part by a thriving tourism and outdoor recreation economy.

Thursday, November 7, 2019
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