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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.”

Commerce Department Launches Program to Provide Legal Assistance for Montanans Facing Pandemic-Related Evictions

“This partnership is to make sure Montana renters have access to free legal resources that can provide information, guidance and support so people can stay in their homes and not have to worry about possibly being evicted,” Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice said.

Governor Bullock Announces More than $1 Million in Business Development Funding to Create up to 136 Montana Jobs, Train New Workers

“When Montana businesses grow, our communities and the hardworking Montanans who live and work here have new opportunities to grow as well. These funds will invest in our state’s economy by expanding businesses and creating good-paying jobs to support those businesses.”

Montana Tourism Partners – Friday Flash 10/23/2020

Thank you to those tourism partners who have begun the fiscal year 2020 required reporting. This annual process is not only an opportunity to verify and analyze the use of lodging tax funds, but also where the organizations tell the many success stories and share best practices through the evaluation of each marketing method where funds were spent.

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

Your Friday Flash from the Montana Department Tourism and Business Development 10/16/2020

Reminders/Updates for our Tourism Partners

Montana Department of Commerce Tourism Grant Program Now Open – Apply from Oct. 15-Nov. 30

 “The Department of Commerce looks forward to supporting tourism and recreation projects as we recognize that while so many aspects of our daily lives have changed, one thing remains truer than ever: Montana is the best place to live, work and play.” Commerce Director Tara Rice

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.”

U.S. Supreme Court allows halt of Census count, possibly costing Montana 2nd House seat

If Montana is undercounted – and it’s not clear yet whether that will occur – the state could lose its chance to gain a congressional seat during reapportionment.