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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

Commerce Awards Main Street Planning Grants to 8 Montana Communities

Eight Montana communities will share $105,000 of grant funding through the Department of Commerce’s Montana Main Street Program to support the planning of economic development, urban revitalization, and historic preservation projects.

Friday, January 11, 2019
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Montana Facility Finance Authority Celebrates 35 Years and $3 Billion Assisting Montana Health Care Providers

The Montana Department of Commerce is proud to announce 35 years of the Montana Facility Finance Authority. Recently, the program reached a lifetime milestone of providing more than $3 billion of financing and low-interest loans for non-profit health care organizations in Montana.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Governor Bullock Announces $30.6 Million in Federal Tax Credits for Montana Communities to Develop Affordable Housing

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that $30.6 million in federal tax credits will be allocated to five communities in Montana to preserve or construct new affordable housing.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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Thanks to Your Vote, Butte Preservation Project Receives $150,000

BUTTE, Mont. – The Montana Main Street Program at the Department of Commerce is excited to announce that Butte is a winner in a national Partners in Preservation competition.

Friday, November 2, 2018
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Survey: How Can We Improve Fair Housing Opportunities?

Where you want to live is your choice. Fair Housing is your right. We want to hear from you.

Please take a few minutes to take our fair housing survey

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lt. Gov. Cooney and Director Haxby-Cote Celebrate Groundbreaking of 124 Affordable Homes in Great Falls

Lt. Governor Cooney, Pam Haxby-Cote join housing partners to break ground on Rockcress Commons in Great Falls.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – With hardhats on and shovels in hand, Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Friday joined local partners to celebrate the groundbreaking of Rockcress Commons, a new 124-unit affordable housing property in Great Falls.

Friday, September 28, 2018
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