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The state still lags behind the national average for responding to the once-in-a-decade census count.

Montana Launches Tourist Education, Business Safety Programs As Reopening Proceeds

Through the Montana Business Adaptation Program, a single business can receive up to $5,000 in reimbursement for expenses related to keeping staff and customers safe from COVID-19, according to Gov. Steve Bullock.

Friday Flash 5/29/2020 – Your Update from the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

Reminders/Updates for our Tourism Partners

Gov. Bullock details efforts to support Montana tourism industry during COVID-19 pandemic

Gov. Bullock said on May 19 that “Phase 2” of Montana’s reopening after COVID-19 shutdowns will start June 1 – including the lifting of a required 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors.

COVID-19 alters tourism landscape in beautiful Big Sky Country

In 2018, the most recent year data is available, Montana recorded 12.8 million visitors, mostly during the warm months, which supported 59,000 jobs and $1.5 billion in salaries, making tourism one of the state’s leading industries.

Only More than Half of Montana Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census – Has Yours?

The state still lags behind the national average for responding to the once-in-a-decade count.

MSU researchers conduct research to better understand why young adults choose to move to rural Montana

“There’s a huge misconception that young adults are not actively choosing to live in rural Montana,”

Mark Zuckerberg on taking his massive Facebook workforce remote – “We’re unlocking remote hiring.”

A bunch of the people who leave the company, who are good people who we would want to keep — the reason that they leave is because they want to move somewhere that we don’t support.

Governor Bullock Announces Montana to Enter Phase Two of Reopening Plan on June 1

“Montana has been an example for the rest of the nation in our response to this global pandemic. I have no doubt that we can continue to be that example, but only if Montanans, businesses, and visitors alike continue to take seriously the responsibility we all have in protecting others,” Governor Bullock said.

Montana Board of Housing Invites 8 Affordable Homes Properties to Apply for Federal Housing Credits

More than $32.2 million in credits will be awarded