Montana Department of Commerce Welcomes New Indian Country Economic Development Program Manager

TJ Altekruse HELENA, Mont. -- The Montana Department of Commerce is pleased to introduce TJ Altekruse as its new Indian Country Economic Development Program Manager. In this crucial role, TJ will spearhead efforts to promote economic development and prosperity within Montana's Indian Country communities.

"We are excited to have TJ Altekruse join our team," said Scott Osterman, Director of Montana Department of Commerce. "His expertise and dedication to the economic development of our tribal communities aligns perfectly with our mission. We look forward to working together to achieve our shared goals."

TJ brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the position, making him an excellent choice to lead these vital initiatives. With a bachelor's degree in business management from Oral Roberts University and a strong background in economic development, community engagement and a deep commitment to serving Montana's tribal communities, he is well prepared to contribute to the Department of Commerce's mission.

"I am honored to join the Montana Department of Commerce and work alongside our tribal partners to foster economic growth and sustainable development within Indian Country," said TJ Altekruse. "Montana is home to diverse and vibrant tribal nations, and I look forward to collaborating with them to create opportunities, strengthen partnerships and uphold the vitality of our people.”

In his role as Indian Country Economic Development Program Manager, TJ will be responsible for developing and implementing economic development strategies; facilitating collaboration; overseeing the allocation of resources and funding to support projects driving economic growth, job creation, and improved infrastructure within tribal communities; and data analysis and reporting.

For more information about the Indian Country Economic Development Programs, visit

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