Commerce Awards Business Development Funding across 15 Montana Communities

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MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce today announced it is awarding $430,273 to support small business growth and local community development across 15 Montana communities.

The funding is from the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF) Planning Grant at Commerce, which provides state funds to promote long-term, stable economic growth in Montana.  

“When small businesses across Montana thrive, our communities and the hard-working Montanans who live and work here have new opportunities to prosper as well,” said Commerce Director Scott Osterman. “This funding invests in Montana’s economy by planning for business and local economic growth to create good-paying jobs for Montanans.”

The Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund has two components – planning and job creation. The next application deadline for projects through both the BSTF Job Creation and Planning grants is June 16.

For more information about the Big Sky Trust Fund, visit BSTF.MT.GOV.

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