Montana Department of Commerce

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Montana’s Department of Commerce Receives SBA STEP (State Trade and Export Promotion) Program Grant

"This is a unique partnership between the federal government and the states. Sharing responsibilities and resources will help new small exporters across the country enter and succeed in the global market."

Shining Light On Social Media – Illuminating The Impact On Business, 10/18, Missoula

How do companies successfully work with this technology while both promoting and protecting their organization?

David Copperfield wants to make magic restoring anitque Virginia City, Montana fortuneteller

At least two collectors, including Copperfield, offered to pay millions for the machine. However, the Montana Heritage Commission, which oversees a vast collection of rare antiques at Virginia City, rebuffed the offers.

Montana Department of Commerce Program Assists Small Business in Securing Federal Small Business Funding

"MTIP is a valuable program that offers technical assistance to eligible for-profit small businesses who are engaged in innovative activities," said Dore Schwinden, Director of the Montana Department of Commerce. "MTIP can be a profitable tool for businesses."

Business Resources How can the Montana Department of Commerce help you?

The Montana Finance Information Center website contains links to virtually all of the common state, federal, and local business finance programs and technical assistance providers.

Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF) – Aid in the development of good paying jobs for Montana residents

It is designed to aid in the development of good paying jobs for Montana residents and promote long-term stable economic growth in Montana.

Montana’s Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant Program – grant funds to businesses for training of new full-time and part-time workers.

The Committee may award workforce training grants to primary sector businesses that provide education or skills-based training for new employees.

Montana’s "Nothing" Campaign Brings Home Something — Montana’s Office of Tourism Wins Prestigious National Award for Marketing Excellence in the Tourism Industry —

"Being able to deliver groundbreaking tourism marketing helps Montana attract travelers from around the world. It is those visitors that support over 28,000 Montana jobs and bring $2.5 billion of new money into Montana annually. I commend the work being done and look forward to showcasing Montana in new and distinctive ways going forward." Dore Schwinden, Director of the Montana Department of Commerce

Governor Schweitzer Announces Western Wind And Transmission Leadership Summit, 9/25-28, Big Sky, Montana

"Montana has world-class wind, with one of the highest growth rates in the nation. Our state has gone from just under 1MW produced in 2005 to over 386 MW today. In order to reach our wind and renewable energy potential and create more high quality jobs, we must enhance our ability to get that clean, green energy to market," said Governor Brian Schweitzer.

Montana Technology Innovation Partnership Newsletter

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Still Without Reauthorization!!!