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Lt. Gov. Cooney Celebrates the Best of Montana Tourism at Annual Awards:


Lt. Governor Mike Cooney on Monday night joined attendees of the Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation to congratulate finalists and winners of the 2018 Montana Tourism Awards. The awards ...


Montana Tourism and Recreation Leaders Gather in Big Sky:


Tourism is one of Montana's top industries, bringing nearly $3.4 billion into the state's economy last year. Nearly 450 Montana tourism and outdoor recreation leaders are gathering this week in Big ...


Commerce's Community Development Block Grant Program Awards Funding to 6 Montana Communities:


Six Montana communities will share $2.6 million of federal grant funding through the Department of Commerce's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support the financing of critical infrastructure ...


Kalispell, Montana To Host The International Roundup Tourism Tradeshow - 4/8-11:


Kalispell is the host city for the 2018 international tourism tradeshow event, International Roundup (IRU), April 8-11. IRU brings travel planners and tour operators from the United Kingdom, Germany, ...


State looks to pitch Montana as a free-spirited place for adventure:


When people in the rest of the country think of Montana, what comes to mind is beautiful, natural scenery, as well as wildlife, wide-open spaces, fresh air and mountains. But more often, they think ...


2018 Governor's Conference: Maximize Your Experience With Special Features:


In addition to the high-quality keynote presentations and breakout sessions you would expect from the Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation, the agenda also includes a few special features ...


Belgrade Business Wins 2018 Retailer of the Year at the Made in Montana Tradeshow:


Longtime Belgrade business Chalet Market of Montana and its owners Mark and Gwen Croghan have been honored by their Made in Montana peers as the 2018 Retailer of the Year. The Chalet Market first opened ...


20th Annual Made in Montana Tradeshow to Feature 154 Small Businesses - Public showcase day begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24:


More than 650 small business owners and wholesale buyers will gather in Helena Friday and Saturday for the 20th annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts. The craftspeople, food producers, ...


Montana Landscapes Provide a Sense of Place for High-Profile Film Releases in 2018:


"We were drawn to Montana, and I would say we fell in love with Montana first for its landscape," said Narrative Director Jean-Sebastien Decant. Major film and digital media projects being released ...


Broadband for Montana Schools Myth Buster #4:




Networking, Fun, and Friendly Competition Await at the 2018 Montana Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation:


The 2018 Winter Olympics might've ended in February, but the games continue at the opening reception of the 2018 Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation! (After all, Big Sky is one of Montana's ...


Montana Made: "Made In Montana" program:


With the little 'Made In Montana' logo stamped on tags, the state Department of Commerce is working to help grow from within. In this week's Montana Made feature, reporter Mikenzie Frost introduces ...


Bike Walk Summit: Connecting The Dots Across Montana - 3/21-23 - Bozeman:


The Community Development Division is happy to forward along the following opportunity from our colleagues at Bike Walk Montana. Bike Walk Summit: Connecting the Dots Across Montana Join ...


Montana's Opportunity Zone application window opens:


Local governments and Certified Regional Development Corporations may now apply for an Opportunity Zone designation as created by Congress. The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 established ...


The Department of Commerce is bringing nine manufacturers of hunting and tactical equipment to Germany to test the waters of exporting their products to Europe.:


The businesses will attend IWA Outdoor Classics in Nuremberg from March 9-12. It is a leading trade fair for hunting, shooting sports and equipment for outdoor activities as well as security applications ...


Montana Precision Products Granted $210,800 From Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Program:


With the assistance of the Butte Local Development Corporation, Montana Precision Products, LLC has been awarded $210,800.00 from the Montana Department of Commerce's Big Sky Economic Development Trust ...


Commerce's Treasure State Endowment Program Awards Planning Grants to 63 Montana Communities:


Sixty-three Montana communities will share $900,000 in infrastructure planning grants through the Montana Department of Commerce's Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) to assist with the financing ...


Montana Schools Can Learn How to Access Broadband Funding During Feb. 23 Webinar:


Join Broadband for Montana Schools February 23 at 9:00 a.m. for a brief webinar on how your school or district can apply for a portion of the $2 million state match funding to boost broadband access in ...


Webinar On $2 Million State Match Funding To Boost School Broadband Access - 2/23 :


Join Broadband for Montana Schools February 23 at 9:00 a.m. for a brief webinar on how you can apply for a portion of the $2 million state match funding to boost broadband access in your schools. ...


Public Invited to Nominate Candidates for Montana Tourism Awards - Nominations Will Be Accepted Online Through Friday, Feb. 2:


The Department of Commerce is asking for the public's help to recognize the best events, people, places and projects representing Montana's tourism and recreation industry. Nominations may be submitted ...


Why Do People Leave Small Montana Towns, and What Helps Bring Them Back?:


The downward population trend and the loss of school-age children and jobs that support families are forcing Choteau and other rural Montana communities to think strategically about confronting and reversing ...


Montana's Public Lands Are Open for Business:


Montana's exceptional snow conditions and world-class access to outdoor recreation will not be impacted by a possible federal government shutdown. Montana and its public lands will be open for business ...


Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Strengthen Tourism in 27 Communities:




Made In Montana Tradeshow For Food & Gifts - 3/23-24 - Helena:


The annual, two-day trade show connects wholesale store buyers from across the region with over 150 members of the Made in Montana program. Exhibitors come from all over the state to display and ...


Department of Commerce Announces Workforce Training Grant Awards to Train Hard-Working Montanans for New Jobs:


"A qualified workforce is critical to the success of Montana's growing economy," said Haxby-Cote. "These grants provide an incentive for Montana businesses to expand the size and quality of their ...


2018 Building Active Communities Initiative - 5/8-10 - Livingston, Montana:


BACI Action Institute May 8th -10th, Livingston, MT The Montana Nutrition and Physical Activity (NAPA) Program's Building Active Communities Initiative (BACI) is a project of the Montana ...


TODAY 12/29 - Montana Dept. of Commerce, Olympic Hopeful Maggie Voisin to Promote Montana with 360-Degree Live Video - Join her today as she Skis Whitefish Mountain Resort:


The Department of Commerce on Friday will continue its winter tourism marketing campaign with a Facebook Live event to be shot in 360-degree video for the first time ever. Whitefish native and Olympic ...


Two Montana-Made Films Selected for 2018 Sundance Film Festival:


Two films with Montana ties have been selected by the Sundance Institute for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. "Wildlife" and "Dark Money" both stood out from thousands of submissions, each earning one ...


Department of Commerce Announces Community Development Block Grants for 8 Montana Towns, Cities and Counties:


Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote today announced $3.3 million in federal community development grants to assist eight local governments with projects to add or enhance important ...


Montana Department of Commerce Announces Grants for 28 Native American Businesses:


Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Tuesday announced $318,000 in funding will be awarded through the Indian Equity Fund (IEF) Small Business Grant to support the growth of 28 Native ...

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