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Montana Governor Schweitzer to Fellow Governors: ‘Arrest Me’ – "Innovate Montana"

"My advice to new governors is if they see me getting off a plane in their state, they need to have me arrested," Mr. Schweitzer said. "Because I’m coming to get their jobs."

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer to head The Council of State Governments

Schweitzer said he’ll use any contacts he makes through the Council of State Governments or any other organization to try to build the Montana economy.

Montana Grants for Business Development and Workforce Training – Agencies offer incentives, financing and other help for employers – A Business Boost, if You Know Where to Look

"I think it’s a heck of a start: to help these businesses that just need a little more push, that just need a little more something to hire someone," Jackson said. "Over time, I think that’ll make a difference."

Montana Department of Commerce Business Resources Division Newsletter Fall 2010

Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant Program – Current Available Funding $2.4 Million

Tourism Projects in Bannack, Bozeman, Great Falls, Hardin, Malta and Terry Awarded $300,000 in Facility Improvement Grants

"The 2010 TIIP grant funds are re-investing Montana’s tourism tax dollars into the improvement of key tourism facilities. These upgrades will draw visitors in and keep them here longer – spending money in Montana’s main street businesses," said Dore Schwinden, Director of the Montana Department of Commerce.

Montana Means Energy, November 2010

I am passionate about ensuring our energy future by developing clean energy, and producing bio-energy is an important component of my energy policy.

Working Here – Innovate Montana

OK, so you’ve always thought of Montana as a beautiful state to visit and explore but perhaps you hadn’t thought of us as a place to build a business -maybe you should look again.

Study: With or without new tax cuts, Montana ranks well for how it treats businesses

Montana’s tax code is one of the best in the nation for people doing business, a national tax group has concluded.

State Of Montana Consolidated Plan Not Just About Housing…, 12/16, Webinar

The Montana Department of Commerce does not determine the needs of Montana communities; rather it provides statewide statistics and information that communities may use to determine and prioritize needs. Citizen participation is essential for review and approval of the Montana Consolidated Plan.

State Of Montana Consolidated Plan Not Just About Housing…, 11/30, 12/16, Webinar

Every five years a comprehensive strategic plan is prepared that reports on housing conditions, community development issues and market conditions; provides an inventory of housing services and programs; and describes broad priorities and objectives for housing and community development.