Montana Main Street

Program News


Commerce Announces 5 New Montana Main Street Communities

Havre, Mont.

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that five Montana communities have been accepted to become affiliate members of the Montana Main Street Program. The program helps Montana communities strengthen and preserve historic downtown commercial districts by supporting economic development, urban revitalization and historic preservation through long-range planning, organization, design and promotion.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

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

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

Montana Main Street Program Grants Awarded to 9 Communities to Help Revitalize, Strengthen Downtowns

Downtown Lewistown, Montana

Nine Montana communities will share $100,000 in grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Montana Main Street Program, to support downtown revitalization and economic development projects.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

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

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

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

Montana Selected to Pilot New Placemaking Workshop

Montana has been selected, as one of only five states, to host an intensive workshop focused on empowering communities to revitalize their downtowns and public places.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Member Community News


New Kalispell Trail Project a Step Closer to Becoming Reality

State, Federal Grants to Bring Out Possibilities for Finlen Hotel

Preservation and Innovation on Kalispell Main Street


City Land in Downtown Helena Could See New Uses

Longtime Executive Director of Stevensville Main Street Association Steps Down

Anaconda Womens Clothing Store is Practical with a Twist

Dillon Has New Downtown Master Plan

Sheridan Economic Development Advocate Reflects on Main Street Beautification

Anaconda Economic Development Advocates Bet on Downtown Revitalization as Winning Strategy

Finding Building Blocks to Develop Butte


Anaconda Restaurant Gutted by Fire Reopens with Total Remodel

Pedlet Will Bring Sidewalk Dining to Downtown Great Falls

Placemaking Pedlet Project Coming to Downtown Great Falls

Montana Main Street Grant Award to Support Downtown Great Falls Dining

Community Leaders Gather to Discuss Placemaking

Sky-High Views: Developers Show Off Butte From a New Angle

Upscale Apartments, Brewery Planned for Downtown Great Falls

Despite Tough Economy, Roundup Stays Positive


Hotel Arvon in Great Falls Set to Open After Years of Rehab Work

Historic Whitehall Hotel Begins New Chapter


Moving In: New Businesses Filling Up Downtown Hamilton Storefronts

Dillon School New Home for Tech Company

Preservation Group Acquires Hotel Deer Lodge

Downtown Great Falls 'Ascending' Like a Jet Taking Off

Urban Renewal Plan Creates High Hopes for Downtown Miles City

Hamilton Joins Program to Revitalize Downtown

Thompson Falls Joins Montana Main Street Program


Whitehall Fundraises to Keep Historic Theater Open

Anaconda TIFD Funds Improve Six Downtown Storefronts

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