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Workforce Recovery Grants Available for Montana Businesses Ready to Rehire

11 Montana businesses have already been awarded funds

Downtown Kalispell

Eleven small Montana businesses have been awarded Workforce Recovery grants to bring employees back to work who were laid off due to impacts of the pandemic. The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday the businesses will share $195,000 to support the rehiring of 31 full-time employees. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Commerce Urges Montanans Financially Impacted by COVID to Apply For Rent, Mortgage Payment Assistance

Applications must be submitted by November 10

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce is reminding Montanans who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic that they may be eligible for rent, deposit or mortgage payment assistance and to apply now to the Emergency Housing Assistance Program. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10. The program will continue to process applications received by the deadline, and all applications approved by December 30, 2020 will be provided assistance.  

Monday, November 2, 2020

Commerce Department Announces $3 Million Now Available to Support Montana Businesses to Refill Jobs Lost Due to Pandemic Impacts

Apply Now at MARKETMT.COM/BSTF

Coffee shop in Fort Benton

Montana businesses are now eligible to apply for workforce recovery grant dollars to help companies refill jobs that were lost due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montana Department of Commerce has launched a temporary Workforce Recovery grant program as part of the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF). Montana businesses are now eligible to apply for workforce recovery grant dollars to help companies refill jobs that were lost due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montana Department of Commerce has launched a temporary Workforce Recovery grant program as part of the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF). 

Wednesday, September 30, 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
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Governor Bullock Recognizes Women’s Equality Day by Extending Montana’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force Through 2022

Governor Bullock with members of Montana's Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force

Governor Steve Bullock today, in recognition of Women’s Equality Day, renewed his equal pay Executive Order and extended the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force through 2022 to continue its work to narrow the wage gap.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Commerce Department Sends $123.4 Million to Over 8,200 Small Businesses

Montana’s Business Stabilization Program has now provided more than 14,000 grants

Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday that more than 8,200 small businesses in Montana have now received $123.4 million through Governor Steve Bullock’s Business Stabilization Program, funded by the Coronavirus Relief Fund. 

Friday, August 21, 2020

Film Industry Contributed $48 Million to Montana’s Economy in 2019-2020

Independent report details 18-month industry impact

Filming in Montana

The production of films, television shows and commercials contributed $47.6 million to Montana’s economy over the last 18 months according to a new independent report on the film industry’s impact commissioned by the Montana Department of Commerce. 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Montana hospitals, Department of Commerce partner to ‘mask up’ Montana

45,000 cloth face coverings to be distributed through statewide network of tourism visitor centers

(Helena, Mont., July 10, 2020) – As part of an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the state, the Montana Hospital Association and the Montana Department of Commerce today announced shipments of 45,000 free cloth face coverings to 25 communities statewide.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Rent, Mortgage Assistance Available to Montanans Impacted by COVID-19

Row of houses

Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce is reminding Montanans that $50 million is available for rent and mortgage assistance for Montanans who have lost a job or income as a result of COVID-19. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020
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