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The Montana Investment Portal on the Opportunity Exchange

The Montana Investment Portal connects business, land and commercial real-estate projects throughout Montana to a network of over 1,800 potential investors. Contact the Montana Department of Commerce at 406.841.2032 if you have a project to include.

ARPA Economic Transformation, Stabilization and Workforce Development Advisory Commission Meeting – 10/27 – 9AM – Online

During the October 27 meeting, the Commission will review proposals presented by the Department of Labor and Industry, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Agriculture. The Economic Transformation, Stabilization and Workforce Development Advisory Commission is responsible for reviewing proposals for funding using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

The ‘Broadband Gap’ Is Now a Housing Problem

Many people eligible for Covid-era rent assistance have trouble navigating a “tangled web” of agencies because they don’t have reliable internet access.

Governor Gianforte Officially Opens Montana Asia Trade Office in Taiwan

“By reestablishing our physical presence in Taipei, our producers and manufacturers will have even greater access to this important market, ushering in new opportunities for Montanans and the people of Taiwan.” Gov. Gianforte

Information on State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) and Unemployment Insurance – 10/28 – 10AM – Webinar

SIDES is a convenient and secure way for employers (or their agents) to electronically receive and respond to requests for information regarding unemployment insurance (UI) benefit claims. During the presentation, employers will learn about the many benefits of SIDES. Employers will also be provided information on how to register with SIDES.

Montana Department of Commerce Announces $22.6 Million to Develop Affordable Homes in 4 Montana Communities

“Access to affordable homes is vital for our communities to grow and prosper. These homes will provide a safe place to live and needed stability for many Montanans in communities across the state,” Commerce Director Scott Osterman said.

The Missoula County Elections Office is hosting a series of Educational Tours over the next 2 weeks

This is a unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at how our elections actually operate and the safe guards that are built into the system to protect the integrity of the vote!

Billings mayor emphasizes city’s diversity as Montana opens doors to more immigrants

“Twenty percent of our Billings residents are non-White,” Cole said, “which is far higher than any other major Montana cities. That group is the future of Billings. There’s racial diversity as well as religious diversity.

State offers $2M ‘surge’ of ARPA funds to help stem rising crime rate in Billings

A portion of the jail population is comprised of defendants awaiting trial due to a backlog in the state’s public defenders office. The hope is that getting defendants to trial more quickly will help reduce the crowding in the county jail, said Kevin Iffland, assistant city manager.

Lawmakers advance $25M cost-of-living hike for teachers in Wyoming

Teacher salaries in Wyoming have lagged behind the national average in recent years.