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Governor Bullock Announces 15 Economic Development Grants:




Missoula Tech Company, TOMIS, Wins SBDC 'Shark Tank' Competition at the Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation:


Evan Tipton and his team created an automated marketing intelligence platform for tour operators. TOMIS helps tour operators manage marketing in the digital age, with products like search engine optimization, ...
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2 Montana Films Featured at South by Southwest:


Two made-in-Montana films will be shown this weekend at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. The Ballad of Lefty Brown is making its world premiere on Saturday http://schedule.sxsw.com/2017/films/71455?_ga=1.130015692.190260497.1488578534 ...


46 New Producers, Native American Pavilion Featured at 19th Annual Made in Montana Tradeshow:


More than 145 craftspeople, food producers, artists, and entrepreneurs will kick off small business week at the Montana Department of Commerce during the 19th annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food ...


Governor Bullock Announces Montana Exporter of the Year Award:


Operating in Butte since 1986, the company employs over 350 full-time personnel. The company's international sales accounted for almost half of its total revenue in 2016, making it one of Montana's leading ...


Commerce Department Announces Funding to Update Eastern Montana Health Center, Retain Jobs:


The Montana Department of Commerce Tuesday announced $400,000 to upgrade and retain 30 jobs at the Garfield County Health Center in Jordan, Mont. "The Garfield County Health Center upgrades will create ...


Montana-Made Commercial Lands 'Outstanding Location' Nomination:


A television ad filmed in Montana is among five nominees for the Location Managers Guild International's outstanding locations in a commercial award. Livingston's iconic mountain peaks open and close ...


Governor Bullock names Pam Haxby-Cote to run Commerce Department:



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16 Made in Montana Films Featured at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival:


Montana's premiere non-fiction film event, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, kicks off today in Missoula, which will feature 16 made-in-Montana documentaries. The Montana Department of Commerce's ...


New Research Allows Montana Tourism Leaders to Focus on Innovation:


For the first time in a decade, the Montana Department of Commerce's Office of Tourism and Business Development has commissioned research to provide actionable data about how to market the state and entice ...


Resiliency Planning For Better Communities And Stronger Local Economies, 2/22, Online:


he Montana Main Street Program and the Community Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) are happy to pass along the following information: Wednesday, February 22 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM Mountain Time ***Please ...


Governor Bullock Announces Funding to Grow Businesses, Train Montanans for 84 New Jobs across Montana:


Governor Steve Bullock today announced $411,017 in grants to help businesses in five Montana train Montanans for 84 new jobs. "Our economy is growing and businesses are expanding. I'm pleased that ...


Department of Commerce Welcomes New Film Commissioner Allison Whitmer:


The Department of Commerce has welcomed Allison Whitmer to the position of Film Commissioner for the Montana Film Office http://www.montanafilm.com/ She comes with great vision and experience with the ...


Montana Small Business Development Centers Partner with Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation:


Partnership to Increase Reach of SBDC Services, Shark Tank Competition The Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has partnered with the Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation ...


Three growing IT firms in Missoula receive grants from the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund for workforce expansion:


Three technology companies based in Missoula plan to create an additional 40 or more good-paying jobs over the next year, a result of rapid growth within their industries. Missoula County commissioners ...


Montana Main Street Contributes to National Publication:


The Montana Main Street Program is happy to share the inaugural issue of State of Main, an annual publication of the National Main Street Center, which features the article, "Healthy Places: How Designing ...


Trulia Report Finds Housing Credit Development has no Significant Impact on Surrounding Home Values:


Real Estate aggregator Trulia released a report on November 16 titled, "There Doesn't Go the Neighborhood: Low-Income Housing Has No Impact on Nearby Home Values." https://www.trulia.com/blog/trends/low-income-housing/ ...


DestinationNEXT Workshop in Big Sky, Montana Highlights Need for Tourism Master Plan for Big Sky:


Big Sky remains a developing destination with opportunity for more community engagement and support With grant funding from the Montana Department of Commerce's Economic Development Trust ...


The 2016 Montana Data User's Conference in Helena was a great success. Presentations Available:


From all of the team here at the Research & Information Services Bureau and the Montana Department of Commerce, thank you for your participation in the 2016 Montana Data User's Conference and your pursuit ...


Montana Small Business Development Center Partnership Survey:


Dear Valued Partner: You have been invited to participate in our 2016 Partnership Survey because we consider you to be a valuable partner and/or resource in conducting our work throughout Montana. In ...


Montana Small Business Development Center Network Welcomes New State Director Chad Moore:


Chad Moore is the new state director of the Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network at the Montana Department of Commerce (DOC). Previously an SBDC business advisor at Big Sky Economic ...


USA Today Readers' Choice Awards Highlight Montana Ski Destinations:


Montana represents four of the finalists selected for a Readers' Choice poll by 10Best, part of USA Today's Travel Media Group. Montana is listed once for Best Ski Resort, once for Best Cross-Country ...


Eighteen Montana Communities Awarded Community Development Block Grant Planning Funds:


Eighteen Montana local governments have been awarded funds to help complete long-range community planning projects through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered by the Montana ...


Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow Businesses, Create 46 New Jobs across Montana:


Governor Steve Bullock announced today $387,845 in grants to help businesses in 10 Montana communities create 46 new jobs and plan for future expansions. "Montana's economy is strong and we are seeing ...


2016 Montana Consultants Directory:


The Community Development Division is pleased to announce the newly updated Consultants Directory, now available on the CDD website https://t.e2ma.net/click/1fvvs/1vvibo/pq7qpn The Consultants Directory ...


Montana Main Street Program Awards Grants to Eight Communities:


The Montana Main Street Program has awarded eight grants totaling $102,000 to communities across Montana to support downtown revitalization projects. Lt. Governor Mike Cooney on Wednesday presented ...


Montana Main Street Membership Cycle Open October 1:


The Department of Commerce Community Development Division will begin accepting Montana Main Street membership applications for the 2017 membership application cycle on October 1, 2016. The Montana ...


Montana Department Of Commerce To Broadcast (Online) National Park Service Centennial Event, 'An Evening At The Arch,' Live From Gardiner Thursday 8/25 at 6:45PM:


Today's event celebrating the National Park Service in Gardiner may be sold out, but the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development at the Department of Commerce (DOC) will bring it to ...


Department of Commerce Announces New Tourism Marketing Agency to Combine Services, Maximize Return on Investment:


Department of Commerce Director Meg O'Leary today announced the award of a new marketing agency contract for the state's tourism promotion programs. The contract brings multiple services under a full-service ...


Montana Downtown Conference, 10/5-7 - Butte, Montana:


Montana Downtown Conference, hosted by Mainstreet Uptown Butte: http://www.mainstreetbutte.org Additional details about registration and conference agenda coming soon. We hope to see you in ...

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