Montana Landscapes Provide a Sense of Place for High-Profile Releases in 2018

Kevin Costner stars in "Yellowstone"

Major film and digital media projects being released this year prove there’s nothing like the real thing for bringing Big Sky Country to the screen.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Categories: Market MTFilm

Department of Commerce Launches Montana’s ‘Opportunity Zone’ Application Process

UPDATE: Local governments must submit their proposals by March 30

A welder works on a pipeline.

The Montana Department of Commerce Tuesday opened the application process for local governments and economic developers to submit their proposals for an Opportunity Zone designation as created by Congress.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Montana Hunting and Tactical Gear Businesses Aim for European Markets

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce is bringing nine manufacturers of hunting and tactical equipment to Germany to test the waters of exporting their products to Europe.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Montana Facility Finance Authority Bond to Save Plains Hospital $1.89 Million

HELENA, Mont. – Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains will save $1.89 million over the life of a $6.17 million loan after the Montana Facility Finance Authority refinanced it into a bond at a lower interest rate and shorter repayment term.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival to Debut New Made in Montana Category

HELENA, Mont. – A new category of selections for the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will highlight films made by Montana filmmakers, shot in Montana or otherwise inspired by the “Last Best Place.”

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Categories: Market MTFilm

Department of Commerce Recruiting for New Tribal Tourism Position

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce is expanding its program to develop and promote authentic and culturally appropriate tourism in Montana’s Indian Country by creating a new Tribal Tourism Officer position.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Public Invited to Nominate Candidates for Montana Tourism Awards

Nominations Will Be Accepted Online Through Friday, Feb. 2

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce is asking for the public’s help to recognize the best events, people, places and projects representing Montana’s tourism and recreation industry.

Friday, January 26, 2018
Categories: Market MTTourism

Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Strengthen Tourism in 27 Communities

The grant funds will support $1.8 million of investments into infrastructure and marketing projects.

Fort Peck, Montana

HELENA, Mont. - Governor Steve Bullock today announced $750,000 in grants to develop and enhance tourism and recreation in 27 Montana communities across the state. The grant funds will support $1.8 million of investments into infrastructure and marketing projects.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Department of Commerce Announces Workforce Training Grant Awards

Funds Will Be Used to Train Hard-Working Montanans for New Jobs

HELENA, Mont. – Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote today announced grants to expand businesses across Montana through workforce development.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Commerce, Olympic Hopeful to Promote Montana with 360-Degree Live Video

Join Maggie Voisin Friday as she Skis Whitefish Mountain Resort

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce on Friday will continue its winter tourism marketing campaign with a Facebook Live event to be shot in 360-degree video for the first time ever.

Thursday, December 28, 2017
Categories: Market MTTourism

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