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Montana Commerce Department Launches the 2020 Census State Championship

For every Montanan not counted, the state stands to lose an estimated $20,000 in federal funding over the next decade. Census information is also used to draw local voting and school districts, and it determines whether Montana will receive a second seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Archery Equipment Manufacturing Business Looking for Existing Facility in Montana

This company is not looking at any new construction or build-to-suit opportunities at this time. Please only respond with existing building opportunities.

Montana near bottom in Census response

To boost participation, Alabama started the Alabama Census Bowl, in which low-responding counties have the chance to win $65,000 for their schools through Census participation.

Governor Bullock Pivots Innovate Montana Symposium to Online Business Success Platform

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development is working with business leaders in Montana and beyond for the video series. A launch in October has been targeted for the Innovation Hub, and further announcements will follow as more detail becomes available.

Montana could lose $9.7 million per year with 1% undercount in census

“We will live with the consequences of this undercount for the next decade.” Kendra Miller Montana Districting and Apportionment Commissioner

Film industry brings nearly $48M to Montana

Between January 2019 and June 2020, 117 productions have been filmed.

Investors planning $20M film, television studio for major productions in Missoula

“We think Montana is in a great position to really establish a new industry and capture a lot of market share,” said project partner Adam Graham. “The proximity to the airport is fantastic and it’s why we’re targeting this site.”

Governor Bullock Announces Montana Working Capital Program

Governor Steve Bullock today announced the new Montana Working Capital program which builds off the Montana Loan Deferment program by allowing Montana businesses to take out a new loan to support economic recovery. 

More Montanans Can Now Qualify for Emergency Rent, Mortgage Payment Assistance

“These adjustments to the program will help more Montana families and individuals receive housing assistance and gain some financial stability without the fear of being evicted or losing their home to foreclosure.” Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice

Reimagining Rural gatherings in Ekalaka, Montana – 9/15, 9/29, 10/13 – Ekalaka

This virtual statewide gathering of twenty communities across Montana has been rescheduled and will be shown in the upcoming weeks