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New Visit Montana Video Shows Travelers Big Sky Country is Worth the Wait

Worth the Wait Video

Visit Montana has released a new video aiming to inspire and remind travelers that a trip to Montana is worth the wait. 

Monday, April 27, 2020

Montana Department of Commerce Announces Second Round of Funding to Promote Tourism Growth in Eastern Montana

Almost $300,000 will Support Plans in Nine Communities to Strengthen Tourism and Local Economies Across eastern Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced a second round of grant awards to support efforts from nine communities to promote long-term tourism and economic development in eastern Montana.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9 Montana Communities Awarded Main Street Program Grants

Communities to share $118,000 for historic preservation, wayfinding, downtown plans

Downtown Kalispell, Mont.

Nine Montana communities will share $118,000 through the Montana Main Street Program to support historic preservation, wayfinding, and revitalization plans for their downtowns.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Montana Department of Commerce Awards Tourism Grants to Communities Across the State

$750,000 will be Awarded to Support Tourism and Recreation Projects in 23 Communities

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice today announced 25 organizations in 23 communities across Montana will receive funding to strengthen local economies through tourism and outdoor recreation-related activities.

Thursday, January 16, 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

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

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

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

Eastern Montana Featured in Unique, Targeted Regional Marketing Campaigns

Targeted Campaigns Focused on Visitors in Neighboring States and Canadian Provinces

Montanans and residents of neighboring states and Canadian provinces had the chance to see the rugged landscapes and outdoor recreation opportunities of eastern Montana featured over the past several months in a uniquely targeted regional marketing campaign to bring more visitors to the region.

Monday, October 21, 2019

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