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‘Yellowstone’ show spends big in Missoula

The economic impact of a well-funded Hollywood production coming here has been sizeable, as local small businesses and workers take advantage of a studio payroll.

Commerce Announces $2.5 Million to Preserve and Build New Affordable Homes in 5 Montana Communities

“We continue to work alongside our statewide housing partners to support the development and preservation of safe and affordable homes for Montana families and individuals,” Commerce Director Tara Rice said.

The Economics of Outdoor Recreation in Montana

For its part, Montana’s outdoor recreation economy contributed $2.5 billion and employed 31,598 people, while making up 4.7% of Montana’s total economy.

Workforce Recovery Grants Available for Montana Businesses Ready to Rehire – 11 Montana businesses have already been awarded funds

“Commerce’s temporary Workforce Recovery program was launched to support businesses that are ready to bring jobs back,” Commerce Director Tara Rice said. “Businesses will be reimbursed for rehiring workers and sustaining those jobs into the future.” 

Apply for a Montana Main Street Program Grant

Funding can be used to address long range community planning and revitalization needs as well as more specific prioritized projects.

Movie, series being filmed in Butte, Montana

The Rivulet Media movie stars Demi Moore (Indecent Proposal) Harry Melling (Harry Potter), Karl Glusman (Greyhound) and Andrea Riseborough (Birdman) and filming is underway, according to a Wednesday story in Deadline.

Montana Commerce Connection – Governor Bullock Announces 13,000 Small Businesses Now Supported Through Targeted Relief Programs

“You kept me in business,” said Scott Buchholz who owns and operates Buchholz Custom Sawmilling in Dillon, Mont. “The Stabilization Grant filled in all the blanks – I didn’t have to worry about where I’d get the money to repair tools or buy inventory. It gave me a lot of peace of mind, and we are going to make it.”

Governor Bullock Announces $32.4 Million to Develop Affordable Homes in 5 Montana Communities

“Access to affordable homes are vital for our communities to grow and prosper. These homes will provide a safe place to live and needed stability for many Montanans in communities across the state.” Governor Bullock

Governor Bullock, Lt. Governor Cooney Blast Court Decision Allowing Census Bureau to Cut Short 2020 Census Count

 “As Justice Sotomayor recognizes in her dissent, rural and tribal places will be disproportionately impacted. Congress now has within its power to hold the U.S. Census Bureau accountable and require the constitutionally mandated count to continue through October.”

State Receives Trade Expansion Grant to Help Montana Businesses Gain Exposure to International Markets

“Montana’s innovative products are sought after,” Commerce Director Tara Rice said. “This STEP grant will support Montana businesses as they grow and thrive through global exposure, all the way from being a start-up business to becoming an international exporter.”