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3 Montana Communities Receive $1.2 Million to Support Business Growth

Two Montana counties and one city will share $1.2 million through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant Economic Development Program (CDBG-ED) to assist local businesses and help them retain jobs.

Cyber cows: Hi-Line rancher wins grant to test virtual cattle fence

“It’s really expensive, super expensive,” said Leo Barthelmess, a Malta-area rancher. “But somebody has to start it. And the more that are produced in the market, the cheaper it gets.”

Big Reasons to Invest in Kalispell, Montana

Earlier this month, at the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon, it became clear how many incentives businesses and investors have to put their roots down in Kalispell’s downtown.

Lawmaker says grants may lure workers to rural Montana

In Montana’s other 44 counties — our rural areas — we are seeing a population flatlining. Where are we going to be in 15, 20, 30 years? Are we just going to be a state of seven urban booming areas and 44 ghost counties?” he said. 

MTIP – P3 to PIII Newsletter

Plan to attend one of the upcoming webinars about the new NSF Project Pitch process. Their first webinar will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 at noon mountain time.

Montana’s SBDC Network Supports 500 Jobs, Launch 58 Businesses in 2018

“the Helena SBDC was extremely helpful and knowledgeable with writing and improving my business plan. They gave me the confidence and the peace of mind I needed to start a business.”

Business professionals learn to build better relationships with Montana tribes

Business professionals came to Helena from all over the state last week to take part in Tribal Relations Training, a business seminar hosted by the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs.

Helena summit helps connect small businesses in a big way

From guidance on a business plan to obtaining funding, from social media to contracts and insurance, representatives from around the state and state departments were on hand to lend advice and guidance.

Big Sandy Organics looks to go nation – and world – wide

Big Sandy Organics manufactures and sells Kracklin’ Kamut Brand Wheat Snacks, an organic snack food made with Kamut grain, a strain of an ancient grain trademarked by Big Sandy Organics founder Bob Quinn.

Montana Department of Commerce Awards Grants to Create up to 114 Jobs

“As Montana businesses work toward long-term, sustainable growth, the economic development programs at the Department of Commerce help them to reach new heights while building an ever-stronger economy,” said Jenny Pelej, division administrator for the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development at Commerce.