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8 Montana Communities Strive for New Affordable Housing Developments

More than $27 million will be awarded in November

Housing development under construction

The Montana Board of Housing this week selected eight housing developers to submit full applications for Housing Credits, the primary source of funding for affordable housing development in the nation.

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Governor Bullock Recognizes June 27 as Innovate Day 2017

Innovate Day celebrates business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators who move Montana's economy forward

Meadowlark Brewing, Mamalode and Revibro are just three examples of innovation in Montana.

Governor Steve Bullock Tuesday announced that June 27 is being recognized as Innovate Day 2017, to celebrate the small business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators who continue to move Montana’s economy forward.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In Montana, Innovation is All Around Us

A man stands on a bluff near Sidney, Montana

Perhaps it’s one of Montana’s best-kept secrets, that our state has long been known as an incubator for innovation.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Governor Bullock Celebrates 38 New and Affordable Homes in Great Falls

Voyageur Apartments in Great Falls

Governor Steve Bullock Friday spoke to a crowd of local officials and state leaders at the grand opening of 38 affordable homes in Great Falls. The newly-built accessible apartments are for seniors and those living with a disability and funded by more than $7 million from the Montana Department of Commerce HOME Investment Partnership and Housing Credits programs.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Governor Bullock Visits Rural Critical Access Hospital to Announce Facility Upgrades

An $800,000 grant will update the facility, retain 65 jobs

Gov. Bullock tours Missouri River Medical Center in Fort Benton

Governor Steve Bullock Friday visited the Missouri River Medical Center in Fort Benton and announced that the Critical Access Hospital will receive $800,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for mechanical system upgrades to its aging facility.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Community Development Loan Awarded to New Polson Café

A cup of coffee

Polson will soon have a new Main Street café thanks in-part to a $100,000 Montana Department of Commerce loan.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Commerce Celebrates Opening of 100 Affordable Homes

Three new affordable apartment buildings open in Missoula

New apartment buildings in Missoula, Montana

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote spoke Wednesday with a crowd gathered at the grand opening of Missoula’s Sweetgrass Commons, a new 27-unit affordable, accessible, and sustainable housing community. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pinesdale to Celebrate Reliable, Clean Drinking Water

The town replaces 50-year-old water treatment facility with help from Department of Commerce

Pinesdale's new water filter system

On Wednesday June 14, the town of Pinesdale will host an all-day open house in celebration of their new water treatment facility, funded in-part by grants through the Montana Department of Commerce.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Governor Bullock Highlights Success of Small Business Loan Program

Bullock: Funds helped create and retain 1,250 jobs, generated $111 million investment

Downtown Kalispell

Governor Steve Bullock today announced the Montana State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) has concluded with $12.3 million in federal funds loaned to small businesses across the state, which has created and retained more than 1,250 jobs and sparked an additional $111 million investment in Montana’s economy.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Governor Bullock Signs New Law Funding K-12 Broadband Upgrades

New state investment will catalyze up to $20 million in crucial school broadband upgrades in Montana

Governor Bullock visits Woodman School in Lolo

Montana Governor Steve Bullock Wednesday joined Woodman School officials and students in Lolo to celebrate the approval of a $2 million investment to give Montana schools the opportunity to enhance broadband and develop 21st century classrooms.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
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