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Governor Bullock Announces More than $1 Million in Business Development Funding to Create up to 136 Montana Jobs, Train New Workers

“When Montana businesses grow, our communities and the hardworking Montanans who live and work here have new opportunities to grow as well. These funds will invest in our state’s economy by expanding businesses and creating good-paying jobs to support those businesses.”

Montana Tourism Partners – Friday Flash 10/23/2020

Thank you to those tourism partners who have begun the fiscal year 2020 required reporting. This annual process is not only an opportunity to verify and analyze the use of lodging tax funds, but also where the organizations tell the many success stories and share best practices through the evaluation of each marketing method where funds were spent.

Governor Bullock Announces $32.4 Million to Develop Affordable Homes in 5 Montana Communities

“Access to affordable homes are 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.” Governor Bullock

Governor Bullock, Lt. Governor Cooney Blast Court Decision Allowing Census Bureau to Cut Short 2020 Census Count

 “As Justice Sotomayor recognizes in her dissent, rural and tribal places will be disproportionately impacted. Congress now has within its power to hold the U.S. Census Bureau accountable and require the constitutionally mandated count to continue through October.”

U.S. Supreme Court allows halt of Census count, possibly costing Montana 2nd House seat

If Montana is undercounted – and it’s not clear yet whether that will occur – the state could lose its chance to gain a congressional seat during reapportionment.

International Market Research webinar for Montana exporters – Online – 10/27 – 1PM MST

When looking to enter new international markets, insufficient market research can result in faulty decisions regarding market selection, partner identification/vetting, pricing strategies, etc. In fact, many experienced exporters do not possess the basic market research needed to maximize their export sales revenue in existing markets.

New Montana state grant program helps businesses refill lost jobs from pandemic

“Our businesses are so important to our communities across the state for the services they provide, and one important thing they provide is job opportunities within their communities,” said Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice.

Governor Bullock Announces 45 Montana School, Community Infrastructure Projects Now Underway

“From Yaak to Sidney and Cut Bank to Baker, long overdue infrastructure projects across the state are now underway,” Governor Bullock said. “These 45 projects will fix leaking school roofs, replace obsolete boilers, install HVAC systems and repair crumbling public buildings. Thanks to a bipartisan coalition of legislators who agreed with me that making sustainable investments in our communities is key to economic growth, these projects are now full-steam ahead.”

Visit Montana Launches Unique ‘Montana Aware’ Video Series

“Visit Montana at the Montana Department of Commerce continues to put safety first and adventure second as we remind residents and visitors of the public health best practices that can help to slow the spread of the virus,” Commerce Director Tara Rice said. “This new video series will remind travelers that we take safety seriously and expect visitors to do the same.”

Montanans Can Still Respond to the 2020 Census

“The next ten years of Montana’s future depend on a complete count – our fair share of federal funding, accurate representation in local school and voting districts, and even the addition of a second U.S. House seat. So don’t wait: do it now!” Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, the chairman of the Montana Complete Count Committee.