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14 Productions to Share $500,000 in Big Sky Film Grants to Film in Montana

MONTANA – Fourteen film productions will share $500,000 through the Big Sky Film Grant from the Montana Film Office to film on-location across the state, the Montana Department of Commerce announced today.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Commerce Awards Workforce Recovery Grants to Businesses to Rehire Workers

Funding will Support 10 Additional Montana Businesses in Rehiring 53 Employees

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that another 10 Montana businesses have been awarded Workforce Recovery grants to rehire workers laid off due to the impacts of COVID-19. The businesses will share a total of $310,000 to support rehiring 53 employees.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Survey: How should HUD dollars be used in Montana for housing and community development needs?

Participate in the 2020 Housing and Community Development Survey for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

The State of Montana is developing a five-year plan to guide policy and investment for housing, economic, and other community development. The five-year plan, also known as the “Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development” is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assess Montana’s needs and current conditions as well as to determine priorities and allocate HUD funding. 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces almost $1.4 Million in Funding to Create Jobs and Grow Main Street Businesses

Big Sky Trust Fund and Workforce Training Grants to Support the Creation of up to 221 Jobs

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that almost $1.4 million will be available to support growing Main Street businesses to train new workers and create up to 221 jobs.

Monday, January 27, 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

Commerce Director Rice Announces Opening of New Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice announced Wednesday the Department is now accepting applications for the Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program. The new grant program is designed to support the preservation of historical sites, societies and museums in Montana. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau to Increase Field Wages for Montana Workers in December

Census worker

Beginning December 1, the U.S. Census Bureau will increase Census field workers’ pay rates across the country. In Montana, the wages will increase to a starting rate of $17 per hour for enumerators and $19.50 for those working in Cascade, Gallatin, Lewis and Clark, Missoula and Yellowstone Counties.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Lt. Governor Cooney, Departments of Commerce and Labor & Industry Partner to Hire Montana Census Workers

U.S. Census Bureau Promotes Hiring Week Oct. 21-27 to recruit Montana Census workers

Person filling out an application

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney, chairman of the Montana Census Complete Count Committee, today announced that the U.S. Census Bureau aims to hire thousands of Montanans by early next year to ensure every person in the state is counted during the 2020 Census.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Montana’s Small Business Development Centers Expand Access to Services and Rural Outreach

Three Small Business Development Centers are expanding access to services and outreach to rural areas by hiring additional staff to better serve small business owners and entrepreneurs across Montana.

Thursday, October 17, 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
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