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Kalispell’s Scott Osterman Tabbed to Lead Commerce Department

Gov. Greg Gianforte on Jan. 11 announced his choice of Scott Osterman as head of the Montana Department of Commerce, citing the Kalispell business executive’s experience in high-tech manufacturing, including at the Flathead Valley’s Applied Materials, as key bona fides qualifying him for the top cabinet position.

Made in Montana Monthly January 2021

Our logo is a badge of honor for artisans, growers, manufacturers and craftspeople working for something bigger than the bottom line

Commerce Announces $5.2 Million in Community Development Block Grant Awards to 12 Montana Communities

Funding will be used to Construct and Rehabilitate Public Facilities and Infrastructure

Montana Department of Commerce Announces 15 Montana Communities to Receive CDBG Planning Grants

“These grants will support Montana counties, cities and towns as they plan for community infrastructure projects, develop and preserve affordable homes and create and retain jobs.”

Missoula, Montana based Neptune Aviation lands $2M state grant for hangar acquisition, plans to create 120 jobs through the state loan program.

The aerial firefighting company plans to create 120 jobs through the state loan program.

Montana Department of Commerce Awards Workforce Recovery Grants to Businesses to Rehire Workers

Funding will Support 10 Additional Montana Businesses in Rehiring 53 Employees

Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow 34 Native American-Owned Small Businesses

Business owners and entrepreneurs will share $350,000 in Indian Equity Fund Small Business grants

2021 Montana Housing Partnership Virtual Conference – May 18-19, 2021 – Online

The conference is a highly anticipated event for housing authorities, community development agencies and nonprofit affordable housing developers in Montana.  

Montana Department of Commerce Announces $210,000 Awarded for Tribal Business Planning

Tribal Business Planning Grants will Support Tribal Governments and Organizations Undertaking Economic Development Activities

Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s Equal Pay Task Force Releases Final Report

The governor extended the task force through 2022, but Governor-elect Greg Gianforte has yet to disclose his plans for it.