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The Next Silicon Valley Will Be in the US Heartland

Steve Case, founder of AOL, predicts the dominance of tech companies on the coasts will give way to a flourishing of startups from smaller cities.

Montana’s First Multi-County Regional Port Authority Established in Lewistown

Snowy Mountain Development Corporation and six Central Montana rural county governments find a modern way to apply a traditional tool to counter economic and political pressures on rural county budgets in the post-covid era.

Montana Broadband – Community Leader Virtual Outreach Session – 9/22 – Online

The Montana Department of Administration’s ConnectMT recently completed live outreach sessions with Montana community leaders to understand broadband access and quality issues across the state.  For those leaders who were unable to attend these live sessions, the Broadband Outreach Team is offering virtual sessions via Microsoft Teams. 

Montana gets $600,000 grant to help expand global trade opportunities for small businesses

Montana has received a $600,000 State Trade Expansion Program grant, funding that is available to help expand the base of small business exporters able to take advantage of global trade markets.

Made in Montana: September 2022

2023 Made in Montana Tradeshow
March 10 & 11, 2023
Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds in Helena

Montana Business Attraction Newsletter Aug/Sept 2022

Meet a Montanan –

Department of Commerce Director Osterman

SURVEY: You Can Help Close the Digital Divide in Montana – Please Complete This Survey

An internet connection is crucial for residents for school, work, and staying in touch with friends and family. As such, the Montana Department of Administration’s ConnectMT broadband effort is conducting research to increase broadband access and quality across the state. To meet the needs of as many Montana residents as possible, it is important that officials understand the experiences and opinions of both individuals and community groups.

Four Montana Communities Receive Grants to Plan Infrastructure, Community Development Projects

“Commerce’s CDGB planning grants provide funding and technical assistance to help local governments plan for future growth and development, while creating and retaining good paying jobs for local workers,” said Montana Department of Commerce Director Scott Osterman.

Eight Montana Businesses Receive More Than $1.5 Million in Grants for Planning, Job Creation

“Montana is one of the fastest growing economies in the nation. The sustainability of our future economy is driven by the ability of our businesses to compete locally, nationally, and internationally and grow market share with high value products and services,” said Montana Department of Commerce Director Scott Osterman.

Montana Building New Business Relationships with Lithuania

The Montana Department of Commerce, in conjunction with the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance (MPIA) and the Lithuanian Laser Association (LLA), have partnered to produce a series of virtual seminars designed to promote education about the laser, photonics, and optics industries while developing a network of business and academic contacts between Montana and Lithuania.