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Lt. Governor Cooney Visits Great Falls Public Library to Talk COVID-19 Response, 2020 Census Efforts

GREAT FALLS – Lt. Governor Mike Cooney today visited the Great Falls Public Library to see firsthand how the library is continuing to provide essential services to the public, including serving as a 2020 Census Be Counted Site and utilizing a $10,000 state Coronavirus Relief Fund grant to create a drive thru window to ensure Montanans have access to library services while minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

More than Half of Montana Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census

Fill out your Census at my2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020

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More than half of Montana households have now self-responded to the 2020 Census, yet the state still lags behind the national average for responding to the once-in-a-decade count.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Department of Commerce, Tourism Partners Release New Research Highlighting Eastern Montana’s Unique Opportunities to Enhance Tourism

Eastern Montana badlands

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice joined community leaders, business owners and local policymakers in Billings today to discuss innovative ways to enhance tourism and strengthen local economies across eastern Montana, as part of the Eastern Montana Tourism Partner Initiative.

Monday, October 28, 2019
Categories: Market MTTourism

Lt. Governor Cooney, Commerce Director Rice to Meet with Tourism Partners as Part of New Initiative to Boost Tourism in Eastern Montana

Office of Tourism and Business Development will also Release New Findings about Eastern Montana Tourism

Bikers in the Badlands of Eastern Montana

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice will meet with tourism partners next week as part of a community-led initiative to encourage long-term tourism growth and economic development in eastern Montana communities.

Thursday, October 24, 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

Lt. Gov. Cooney and Commerce Director Rice Celebrate Groundbreaking of 85 Affordable Homes in Helena

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, Commerce Director Tara Rice join Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins and other community leaders for the Red Alder groundbreaking.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice joined residents and community leaders Friday at a groundbreaking event to celebrate the future of Red Alder Residences, 85 new affordable homes for families and individuals in Helena.

Friday, September 20, 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

Imitation Census Survey Reaches Montana Voters

Official U.S. Census Bureau surveys don’t cost money to complete, aren’t mailed by political groups

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Montana’s Census and Economic Information Center at the Department of Commerce is reminding Montanans today that official U.S. Census Bureau surveys will never ask respondents for money, and those surveys will always be postmarked from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Butte Small Business Development Center Regional Director Wins National Excellence Award

Julie Jaksha

During Thursday night’s annual celebration in Great Falls of small business leaders and Montana’s Small Business Development Center network, Julie Jaksha, Butte Regional SBDC Director was named the 2019 Montana “State Star.” The State Star is a national award that recognizes outstanding performers from Small Business Development Centers.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Lt. Gov. Cooney, Director Rice Celebrate Newly-Renovated Affordable Homes

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice Tuesday joined in celebrating the grand opening of Kalispell’s Courtyard Apartments, a 32-unit newly-renovated affordable housing property.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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