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Lt. Gov. Cooney Celebrates 3rd Annual SBDC Day with Small Business Owners

Lt. Gov. Cooney celebrates SBDC Day with advisors and business owners in Butte.

BUTTE, Mont. – Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice Wednesday celebrated the third annual SBDC Day, a national celebration of the impact of Small Business Development Centers, with an event in Butte featuring Montana small business owners and the state’s SBDC Network.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Cross-Cultural Small Business Wins Retailer of the Year Award at 2019 Made in Montana Tradeshow

HELENA, Mont. – Helena business Sage and Oats Trading Post and its owners, Major and Michelle Robinson, have been honored by their peers as the 2019 Made in Montana Retailer of the Year.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Public Invited to Shop Local at 2019 Made in Montana Tradeshow

Annual Event to Feature 40 New Vendors, Native American Made in Montana Pavilion

HELENA, Mont. – The annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts returns to Helena this weekend, and the public is invited to preview some of the new, locally made products stores will be carrying this season while supporting Montana small businesses.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Travel TV Host, Marketing Expert to Headline State Tourism Conference in Butte

Online Registration Is Open at MTGOVERNORSCONFERENCE.com

HELENA, Mont. – The Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation is coming to Butte from April 14–16, and the Department of Commerce recently announced keynote speakers for the event.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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Commerce to Host Montana Outdoor Equipment Manufacturers at German Trade Fair

HELENA, Mont. – Ten businesses manufacturing outdoor equipment are headed to Germany to promote their products in Europe with help from the Department of Commerce.

Friday, March 1, 2019
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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

Governor Bullock Celebrates Equal Pay Legislation Clearing Milestone

Montana State Capitol

Governor Steve Bullock and Representative Laurie Bishop Tuesday celebrated the passage of the Montana Paycheck Transparency Act out of committee. This marks the first time an equal pay bill has made it out of committee under Governor Bullock’s tenure.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Montana’s SBDC Network Supports 500 Jobs, Launch 58 Businesses in 2018

Montana SBDC Releases Annual Report

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s Small Business Development Center network supported the creation or retention of nearly 500 jobs in 2018 through its work to assist small businesses growth and development.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Department of Commerce Awards Grants to Create up to 114 Jobs

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce today announced $827,300 in economic development grant awards to support the creation of up to 114 new jobs at growing businesses in Montana.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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Department of Commerce Loan Preserves 83 Jobs in the Bitterroot Valley

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce has closed on a loan to one of Ravalli County’s largest employers, preserving 83 full-time jobs.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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