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Public Comment Period Opens for New Infrastructure Program

Public hearing scheduled for June 13

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A new infrastructure program created by the 2019 Legislature and signed by the governor will support Montana communities impacted by natural resource development. The Delivering Local Assistance Program will award grants to local governments and schools to address needed facility and community infrastructure investments.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

8 Montana Communities Invited to Apply for Housing Tax Credits

More than $31 million will be awarded in October

Montana Board of Housing meets in Helena

The Montana Board of Housing Tuesday gathered for a public meeting to determine which Montana communities to invite to move forward with housing tax credit applications.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

On Eve of Infrastructure Week, Governor Bullock Signs Suite of Infrastructure Bills Investing $400 Million in Montana Communities

Critical infrastructure investments support local growth, jobs, and economies

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On the eve of Infrastructure Week, Governor Steve Bullock today signed a comprehensive suite of infrastructure bills to support the economic vitality of communities across the state and create good-paying jobs.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Imitation Census Survey Reaches Montana Voters

Official U.S. Census Bureau surveys don’t cost money to complete, aren’t mailed by political groups

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Montana’s Census and Economic Information Center at the Department of Commerce is reminding Montanans today that official U.S. Census Bureau surveys will never ask respondents for money, and those surveys will always be postmarked from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Economic Development Creates Opportunity, Prosperity in Montana

Economic Development Week Is May 6–11

Commerce Director Tara Rice and Agriculture Director Ben Thomas talk with a small business owner

Column by Tara Rice, Montana Department of Commerce Director

Friday, May 3, 2019

Commerce Announces $1.1 Million in Community Development Grant Awards

Funding to Support Public Services in Southeastern Montana Communities

Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice Friday announced $1.1 million in grant funding for rural communities impacted by coal production and development to bolster their public services and community development projects.

Friday, April 26, 2019
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3 Montana Communities Receive $1.2 Million to Support Business Growth

Two Montana counties and one city will share $1.2 million through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant Economic Development Program (CDBG-ED) to assist local businesses and help them retain jobs. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Governor Bullock Announces New Director of the Montana Department of Commerce

Tara Rice

Governor Steve Bullock Thursday announced the appointment of Tara Rice as the new Director of the Montana Department of Commerce.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Commerce Supports Development of Nearly 2,500 Affordable Homes

Central to its mission of supporting a growing economy, the Montana Department of Commerce serves more than 8,500 Montana families and individuals each year to access affordable homes through rental assistance, homebuyer assistance and affordable rental development.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Commerce Awards Funding to 3 Montana Communities to Develop New Affordable Housing

Three Montana communities will receive grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program to assist with the development of affordable housing.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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