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Governor Bullock Announces New Director of the Montana Department of Commerce

Governor praises Pam Haxby-Cote’s commitment to growing Montana’s economy, building communities, marketing Montana and creating jobs for hard-working Montanans

MONTANA – Montana Governor Steve Bullock today announced Pam Haxby-Cote will serve as the Director of the Montana Department of Commerce.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Eighteen Montana Communities Awarded Community Development Block Grant Planning Funds

HELENA – Eighteen Montana local governments have been awarded funds to help complete long-range community planning projects through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered by the Montana Department of Commerce. The program awarded just over $500,000 to communities and counties across the state during this grant cycle.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Montana Main Street Program Awards Grants to Eight Communities

HELENA – The Montana Main Street Program has awarded eight grants totaling $102,000 to communities across Montana to support downtown revitalization projects.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
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Lt. Governor Mike Cooney Highlights Improvements to Stevensville Wastewater Treatment Plant

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney joined Stevensville officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house July 21 to recognize improvements to the town's wastewater treatment plant.

Stevensville has received $750,000 from the Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) to support the project, which has removed health risks to employees and the public and provides the town a renewed DEQ permit to meet water quality requirements.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Montana Department of Commerce Awards Downtown Improvement Grants to Seven Communities and Welcomes New Main Street Members

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary announced the award of $50,000 in grant funds to seven Montana communities through the Montana Main Street Program.  The recipients of the downtown improvement grants include Butte, Deer Lodge, Libby, Miles City, Sheridan, Stevensville, and Thompson Falls.  The Department of Commerce is also pleased to announce that the Main Street Program has accepted Red Lodge and Roundup as new community members.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Lt. Governor Cooney, Director O’Leary Award $88,000 for Columbia Falls Baseball Field Improvements

On May 18, Lt. Governor Mike Cooney and Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary presented the City of Columbia Falls and members of the Columbia Falls Baseball Association (CFBA) with a check for $88,000.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
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Bullock Launches His Infrastructure Funding Plan to Build Montana, Create Jobs, and Grow Montana’s Economy

Governor calls on Montana legislature to join him and invest in infrastructure next session, proposes long-term solution to addressing infrastructure needs for future generations of Montanans

HELENA, Mont. – Thursday, April 28, 2016, Governor Steve Bullock launched his plan to fund millions of dollars of infrastructure needs across Montana and create thousands of good-paying jobs now and for future generations of Montanans.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
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Miles Community College to Repurpose Armory Building, Continue Certification Programs

On May 6, Lt. Governor Mike Cooney visited the former National Guard Armory in Miles City, where Miles Community College is using grants from the Department of Commerce to purchase and rehabilitate the building so it may continue offering its CDL and heavy equipment certification programs.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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Lt. Governor Mike Cooney Highlights Community Development Projects in Roundup

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney visited with community leaders in Roundup on May 6 to recognize the impact and value of the city’s recent infrastructure, education, and long-range planning projects.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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Placemaking Workshop Attracts Statewide Participants

HELENA – An intensive two-day workshop focused on empowering communities to revitalize their downtowns and public spaces has attracted a wide selection of participants from over twenty communities across the state.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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