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New Research Allows Montana Tourism Leaders to Focus on Innovation

HELENA, Mont. – For the first time in a decade, the Montana Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism and Business Development has commissioned research to provide actionable data about how to market the state and entice travelers to add Montana to their must-visit list.

Monday, February 13, 2017
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Montana Small Business Development Centers Help Launch 73 New Companies

HELENA, Mont. – Small businesses across the state are sharing their success stories as the Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network reflects on a productive year in which it helped to create or retain 616 jobs in Montana.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
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Governor Bullock Announces Funding to Grow Businesses, Create 74 New Jobs across Montana

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $512,700 in grants to help businesses in five Montana communities, supporting the creation of 74 new jobs for hard-working Montanans and help Main Street Montana businesses plan for future growth.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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Governor Bullock Announces Investments in Montana Tourism Communities

Funding will strengthen Montana’s economy and tourism infrastructure

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $316,314 in funding for development and enhancement of tourism infrastructure in 11 Montana communities.

Friday, February 3, 2017
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Montana Small Business Development Centers Welcome Lorene Hintz to Billings SBDC

Lorene Hintz is the newest addition to the Billings Small Business Development Center (SBDC) advising team at Big Sky Economic Development (BSED). Lorene brings 12 years of business consulting experience from her previous position as the Wolf Point SBDC Regional Director at Great Northern Development Corporation.

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Department of Commerce Welcomes New Film Commissioner

The Department of Commerce has welcomed Allison Whitmer to the position of Film Commissioner for the Montana Film Office. She comes with great vision and experience with the film industry as well as economic development.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
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Governor Bullock Announces Funding to Grow Businesses, Train Montanans for 84 New Jobs across Montana

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $411,017 in grants to help businesses in five Montana train Montanans for 84 new jobs.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
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Montana Small Business Development Centers Partner with Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation

Partnership to Increase Reach of SBDC Services, Shark Tank Competition

HELENA – The Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has partnered with the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation to increase its reach to one of Montana’s leading industries. The Montana SBDC Network will host business consulting, business classes and its annual Shark Tank live pitch business plan competition at the conference.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow and Expand 27 Native American Businesses

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary announced a total of $320,000 in grant funding to twenty-seven Native American business owners to help grow and expand their businesses. The funds are being made available through the Indian Equity Fund (IEF) Small Business Grant Program. Eighty-five Native American businesses across Montana applied to the program this year.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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USA Today Readers Name Big Sky Resort Third Best in North America

Big Sky Resort has finished third in 10Best and USA Today's Readers' Choice contest for Best Ski Resort.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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