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

August 9, 2018

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 http://marketmt.com/BSTF is a competitive grant in which the recipient may be reimbursed for eligible business expansion costs if the expansion creates good-paying jobs. For this cycle, Commerce will reimburse up to $790,000 to create an estimated 134 jobs.

"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," said Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote.