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The Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development is the state's lead organization to help businesses succeed in our state.

Moving to a ‘tax friendly’ state? Do your homework first

“It is my strong sense that these cross-state moves in retirement are strongly motivated for financial reasons,” said Jaclyn Lambert, a spokesperson for HireAHelper.

The Montana Departments of Commerce and Public Health & Human Services announce the public comment period for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development (Consolidated Plan)

The Consolidated Plan is developed every five years and helps the Montana Departments of Commerce and Public Health and Human Services assess affordable housing and community development needs to determine funding priorities and program structure for CDBG, HOME, Housing Trust Fund, and Emergency Solutions Grants.

14 Productions to Share $500,000 in Big Sky Film Grants to Film in Montana

“Film, television and commercial productions have a direct economic impact in Montana, creating good-paying jobs and infusing outside dollars into Montana communities,” Montana Film Commissioner Allison Whitmer said.

Montana Main Street Grants Awarded to Revitalize Downtowns in 8 Communities

“Funding through the Montana Main Street Program invests in communities across our state, encouraging economic growth to make Montana’s local economies stronger and create more opportunities for Montanans.” Commerce Director Scott Osterman

Montana ranked #1 in starting a small business by The Motley Fool

Location matters more than you think and you need to keep in mind taxes, consumer spending, the number of new businesses, survival rate and even the climate. 

Montana Department of Commerce Census and Economic Information Center

Information on state, tribal, and local government. Contents include various tax incentives, governmental geographic boundaries (legislative, school districts, election precincts, etc.), and government data and geographic programs.

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – How Funds will be allocated – Stimulus money could fuel massive Montana broadband effort

The latest COVID-19 relief package provides $1.9 trillion in mandatory funding, program changes and tax policies aimed at mitigating the continuing effects of the pandemic.

Montana Department of Commerce Awards Business Development Funding across 15 Montana Communities

“When small businesses across Montana thrive, our communities and the hard-working Montanans who live and work here have new opportunities to prosper as well,” said Commerce Director Scott Osterman.

Made in Montana March Monthly: Membership Renewal, Tradeshow Update, and Grants

f you notice your listing isn’t showing up on our website, if you can’t order stickers, or if you forgot to respond to renewal reminder emails, your listing may have been deactivated.

Small-Town Natives Are Moving Back Home – What do you need to know about a community?

For many young people, returning to struggling communities means exchanging prosperity for a more rooted life.