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Missoula’s Diversified Plastics, Inc. to Receive 2020 Exporter of the Year Award – Career Opportunities

“Diversified Plastics has demonstrated not only resilience but also growth during a time when the circumstances of the global economy have made it harder to achieve either and that’s certainly commendable,” said Commerce Director Scott Osterman.

July Monthly: Guest Post, Website Tips, Upcoming Events

What does the Made in Montana logo mean?  It’s more than a brand; it signifies a product is made or grown here with pride, a badge of honor for the producer, and stands for quality. Made in Montana has three brand pillars:

Montana Department of Commerce Announces Tourism Grant Program Application Cycle Opens August 1

“With these grants, the Department of Commerce continues to support the development of tourism and recreation projects, increasing visitors to our state and prompting economic growth and resiliency for many Montana communities,” said Commerce Director Scott Osterman.

Gov. Gianforte Seeks Public Comment on Use of ARPA Economic and Workforce Funds

Beginning yesterday and through August 9, 2021, Montanans may submit their public comment

ARPA Economic Transformation, Stabilization and Workforce Development Advisory Commission Meeting – 7/21 – 9AM State Capital and Zoom

During the July 21 meeting, the Commission will review proposals for the economic transformation and stabilization and workforce development programs. The Economic Transformation, Stabilization and Workforce Development Advisory Commission is responsible for reviewing proposals for funding using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Commission recommendations for funding are then submitted to the governor for consideration.

ARPA Infrastructure Advisory Commission (Water and Sewer Grants) to hold meeting July 27 – 9AM – Helena – State Capital and Online

During the July 27 meeting, the Commission will discuss public comments, review outreach activities, and summarize applications received.

Montana Department of Commerce – ARPA Water and Sewer Grants

Based on public comment feedback, DNRC has finalized the ranking for the competitive grants. The final ranking criteria for match will be as follows: 

2022 Montana Indian Equity Fund Small Business Grant Program – Montana Department of Commerce

Funds may be used for the purchase of land, building and equipment, assets including furnishings, equipment and technology and selected use of working capital and business operations.

The Small Business Webinar Series: Targeting Alternate Talent Pools – July 1 – 11:30 – Webinar

We’ll explore how seeking out underserved or untapped communities can help get your organization to full staffing.

Montana Department of Commerce Announces Grants to Grow 14 Native American-Owned Small Businesses

“Native-owned and tourism-related businesses were hit especially hard by COVID-19,” Commerce Director Scott Osterman said. “As these businesses look ahead to a brighter future, they will be more prepared with the digital resources and tools they need to reach and serve the modern-day traveler.”