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Registration is Now Open! Montana Housing’s Annual Housing Tax Credit Compliance Training March 30-31

This training is for developers and management companies that work with Housing Tax Credit properties. The virtual training will go over all aspects of compliance for the Housing Tax Credit program in Montana.

Montana Exporter of the Year/E Award Nominations

We understand the effects of COVID-19 on business this past year and want to help celebrate successes where we can.

Montana is #1 in Top 10 Best States to Start Your Small Business in 2021 – South Dakota #2, Idaho #5, Wyoming #9

Montana’s Department of Commerce welcomes small businesses, offering a variety of resources for new business owners. The best state to open a business in 2021, Montana scores high in several areas, including the number of new businesses calling Montana home. A five-year business survival rate of 53.4% puts the odds of success in your favor.

Montana – The Ultimate Location Video – The Montana Film Office – The Film Industry is hiring in Montana

“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”

― John Steinbeck

Commerce Announces $5.2 Million in Community Development Block Grant Awards to 12 Montana Communities

Funding will be used to Construct and Rehabilitate Public Facilities and Infrastructure

Montana Department of Commerce Announces 15 Montana Communities to Receive CDBG Planning Grants

“These grants will support Montana counties, cities and towns as they plan for community infrastructure projects, develop and preserve affordable homes and create and retain jobs.”

Missoula, Montana based Neptune Aviation lands $2M state grant for hangar acquisition, plans to create 120 jobs through the state loan program.

The aerial firefighting company plans to create 120 jobs through the state loan program.

What Happened When Tulsa Paid People to Live in Tulsa but Work Remotely – Tulsa Remote

The first class of hand-picked remote workers moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in exchange for $10,000 and a built-in community. The city might just be luring them to stay.

Montana Department of Commerce Announces $210,000 Awarded for Tribal Business Planning

Tribal Business Planning Grants will Support Tribal Governments and Organizations Undertaking Economic Development Activities

Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s Equal Pay Task Force Releases Final Report

The governor extended the task force through 2022, but Governor-elect Greg Gianforte has yet to disclose his plans for it.