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Montana Department of Commerce News


Montana's Median Household Income Growth Fastest in the Nation:


According to data issued by the U.S. Census Bureau last week, Montana has the fastest median household income growth from 2016 to 2017. "Montana workers are the backbone of our economy, our businesses, ...


Montana Department of Commerce Secures Federal Grant to Increase Montana Exports:


Funds Awarded by U.S. Small Business Administration will Support Montana Businesses A federal grant used to fund export programs at the Department of Commerce will help Montana businesses expand ...


Small Towns, Big Screens: Filmmaking in Rural Montana:


Montana is proof you don't have to live in a big city to attract film and television production to your community. In fact, sometimes the smallest and most remote locations may be exactly what ...


Departments of Commerce, Agriculture Invite Consumers to 'Taste our Place':




MINT Film Festival a Grand Addition to Billings Art Scene - 9/14-16:


My favorite part of driving Highway 87 to Billings is cresting the edge of town, especially at dusk. Fences and prairies surround you until, in one grand moment, the glittering lights of town are ...


Montana Department of Commerce Awards Planning Grants to 17 Montana Communities:


Seventeen Montana communities and counties will share $500,000 of federal grant funding through the Department of Commerce's Community Development Block Grant Program to support the planning of critical ...


The Montana Business Technical Assistance Bureau - The Montana Department of Commerce has combined the Business Technical Assistance and Finance Assistance Bureaus to enhance collaboration, outreach, and effectiveness.:


Greetings, With an eye toward efficiency and effectiveness, the Department of Commerce has combined the Business Technical Assistance and Finance Assistance Bureaus to enhance collaboration, outreach, ...


Small Businesses Create, Train Jobs with Support from Montana Department of Commerce:


The Department of Commerce today announced grants to grow small businesses across Montana through workforce development. The Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant is a competitive grant in which ...


Tribe, MT Dept Of Commerce Partner To Share 100th Anniversary Crow Fair With The World - 8/17-20 - Live Streaming Online:


The Crow Nation this week will welcome up to 50,000 or more spectators to its 100th annual Crow Fair Celebration Powwow and Rodeo, and the Department of Commerce will be there to celebrate the milestone ...


Commerce Department to Help Preserve Affordable Housing in Culbertson and Wolf Point, Montana:


The Montana Department of Commerce recently awarded $840,000 of federal funding to assist with the acquisition and rehabilitation of Roosevelt Villas, two affordable apartment buildings located in Culbertson ...


Gazette opinion: Montana's tool for job creators - Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund:


"The Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund is one of the best programs in our toolbox for supporting long-term, sustainable business growth by encouraging job creation and retention," Haxby-Cote said. The ...


As Small Businesses Add Jobs, the Montana Department of Commerce Announces Grants to Support Growth:


The Department of Commerce today announced grants to strengthen Montana's economy by helping Main Street businesses across the state expand and create jobs. The Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund ...


Survey: How Can We Improve Fair Housing Opportunities in Montana?:


Every day we work to break down housing barriers in Montana. That's why we're partnering with Great Falls, Billings and Missoula to gather feedback from you https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DTQBW8J that ...


DermaXon: Missoula startup receives $99K grant from the Montana Department of Commerce to research med for chronic pain:


Missoula upstart biotech company DermaXon http://dermaxon.com/ received a grant from the Montana Department of Commerce last month to help fund more studies and generate data needed to attract investors ...


Montana Department of Commerce Announces Nearly $795,000 in Grants to Fund Technology Innovation:


The Department of Commerce today announced $794,510 in grants to nine research projects in four communities to encourage innovation, research and high-wage job creation. The funds are being awarded ...


Montana Film Office Announces Big Sky Film Grant Awards:


The Montana Film Office at the Department of Commerce today announced $500,000 in grant awards for productions filming in Montana, including several by resident filmmakers. "Film production brings ...


Superior Meats to use CDBG loan through the Montana Department of Commerce to expand business:


Jerry started his business in the mid-1990s when he moved into the area with his wife, Sandy. Now the successful business is starting to outgrow its facility. Jerry recently was the recipient of a $204,892 ...


Lewistown, Malta and Superior to Split Almost $630,000 in Federal Grants:


The Department of Commerce announced today, July 12, that it was awarding federal funds to three community development projects, one of those projects is in Mineral County. Administrator for the Community ...


Montana Department of Commerce Announces Financial Assistance for Community Development, Job Creation:


The Department of Commerce today announced it will award $629,892 in federal funds for three community development projects. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds will go to Lewistown, Malta ...


You're Invited to Montana Resilience Summits:


The Montana Ready Communities Initiative (MRCI) at the Department of Commerce is excited to announce the summer dates and locations for Regional Resilience Summits. These facilitated summits are open ...


New TV Series 'Yellowstone' To Premiere Early In Missoula - 6/14:


Montana Film Office, Paramount Network Screening First Two Episodes Thursday at the Wilma "Yellowstone," the new TV series drama starring Kevin Costner and filmed partially in Montana, will ...


Affordable housing project celebrated in Great Falls; housing advocates pushing state workforce housing tax credit:


Lt. Governor Mike Cooney said affordable housing is an issue statewide and it affects economic development since employers struggle to recruit and expand if housing isn't available in a community. by ...


New Tourism Marketing Campaign Promotes Indian Country in Montana:


The Department of Commerce is amplifying its efforts to promote tribal tourism with a new marketing campaign designed to inspire potential visitors from out of state to come and experience Indian Country ...


Commerce Director Haxby-Cote Presents Export Award to SRS Crisafulli of Glendive:


Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote on Tuesday presented an award to a Glendive business for its success selling products to international markets. SRS Crisafulli http://www.crisafullipumps.com/ ...


Register now for the Treasure Statement Endowment Program application workshops:


The Treasure Statement Endowment Program (TSEP) is a state-funded program that is designed to help address the "affordability" of local infrastructure projects by providing grants to lower the cost of ...


New Application Process to Award Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund and Primary Sector Workforce Training Grants Faster:


Greetings from the Department of Commerce. We've heard your feedback and have developed a plan to award grants from the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund and Primary Sector Workforce Training ...


The Montana Dept. of Commerce and SBA Invites You To Participate In the Montana Booth at BUILDEX Calgary '18 - 11/7-8:


Hello, Montana construction and building industry friends! Are you interested in exhibiting in Montana's booth at the BUILDEX Calgary, November 7-8, 2018? *** What is BUILDEX? BUILDEX ...


Montana Department of Commerce Highlights Successes for National Economic Development Week:


National Economic Development Week is May 7-12, and the Montana Department of Commerce is celebrating by reflecting on the successes of its work to support the creation of jobs and opportunities for Montanans ...


Lt. Gov. Cooney and Commerce Director Haxby-Cote Honor Affordable Housing Champions:


Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote today presented awards to Montana's affordable housing champions during the Annual Montana Housing Partnership ...


Montana Agritourism Survey on businesses and marketing. :


We are asking for help from our tourism and economic development partners! Would you be willing to take a couple of minutes and complete an easy survey about Agritourism in your community or area? ...

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