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Governor Greg Gianforte announced Monday his nomination of Scott Osterman to lead the Montana Department of Commerce.

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“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

Kalispell’s Scott Osterman Tabbed to Lead Commerce Department

Gov. Greg Gianforte on Jan. 11 announced his choice of Scott Osterman as head of the Montana Department of Commerce, citing the Kalispell business executive’s experience in high-tech manufacturing, including at the Flathead Valley’s Applied Materials, as key bona fides qualifying him for the top cabinet position.

Made in Montana Monthly January 2021

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Survey: Montanans saw this summer’s visitors as less polite

For the first time, Hutcheson and her staff had to make it a point to tell people that bear spray isn’t a repellent that you spray on your kids like insect repellent. They were also overwhelmed by people who had seen fly-fishing portrayed in movies like “A River Runs Through It” and wanted a full wader set-up.

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.

Montana Department of Commerce Awards Workforce Recovery Grants to Businesses to Rehire Workers

Funding will Support 10 Additional Montana Businesses in Rehiring 53 Employees

Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow 34 Native American-Owned Small Businesses

Business owners and entrepreneurs will share $350,000 in Indian Equity Fund Small Business grants