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Montana Small Business Development Centers Celebrate 30 Years

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s network of Small Business Development Centers this year will celebrate three decades of assisting nearly 6,500 businesses, more than 29,000 entrepreneurs and the 244,000 hard-working Montanans small businesses employ.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Commerce Announces Nearly $830,000 in Grants for Tourism and Recreation Infrastructure and Marketing Projects

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce today announced 26 of Montana’s vibrant and charming towns will receive grants to help them attract visitors to their communities. In 2017, visitors from out of state added $3.4 billion to Montana’s economy.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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Montana Movie Magic from Page to Screen

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

Have you ever finished a book and, absorbed with the written word that created beautiful images in your mind, thought it would make a great movie? Luckily for Montana, talented writers have laid the groundwork for some of our most beloved films.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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Lt. Gov. Cooney Joins Departments of Commerce, Labor and Industry to Announce Montana Jobs Available for 2020 Census

HELENA, Mont. – Montana is preparing for the 2020 Census, and the U.S. Census Bureau is beginning to hire for dozens of jobs by this summer and hundreds of jobs in 2020.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Governor Bullock Announces Job Creation, Training Grant Awards

Funds will support 47 new jobs at growing businesses in Missoula, Ravalli Counties

MISSOULA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $410,300 in economic development grant awards to support the expansion of two businesses in western Montana.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Building and Construction Businesses to Exhibit at Canadian Tradeshow

HELENA, Mont. – A dozen Montana businesses next week will cross the border to exhibit at BuildEx Calgary, a tradeshow where the Department of Commerce is helping them to explore Canada as a market to sell internationally.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
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Commerce to Host Montana Pavilion at Photonics Tradeshow in Japan

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce next week will host a Montana pavilion at InterOpto, a photonics industry tradeshow in Tokyo where six Montana businesses will explore expanding their sales in Asian markets without the risk of going alone.

Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Governor Bullock Announces $490,000 in Grants for Montana Film Production

Granted Projects Include Adaptation of Montana Novel by Academy Award Nominee

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $490,000 in grant awards for productions filming in Montana, including a grant responsible for bringing the Ed Harris-backed feature film “The Ploughman” to Fort Benton and Great Falls.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Montana’s Median Household Income Growth Fastest in the Nation

Governor Steve Bullock talking with workers.

New data released by the Census Bureau shows Montana's economy is growing.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Department of Commerce Secures Federal Grant to Increase Montana Exports

Funds Awarded by U.S. Small Business Administration will Support Montana Businesses

HELENA, Mont. – A federal grant used to fund export programs at the Department of Commerce will help Montana businesses expand to international markets.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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