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Montana Governor’s Conference On Tourism And Recreation, 4/10-12, Kalispell

The Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development invites you to Kalispell for the annual gathering of Montana’s tourism industry, featuring sessions on marketing, business, and research.

The Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology is accepting proposals for funding.

Proposals are due March 1, 2016.

Tourism growing to record levels in Montana

"We consider that a success. If we can get fewer people to spend more money here, all the better to minimize the impact of tourism," said Daniel Iverson, communications manager for the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development.

Montana Pavilion: Department of Commerce Connects Montana Businesses with Export Opportunities

Five Montana companies participated in the show, including SRS Crisafulli, Diversified Plastics, Affordable SCADA, Town Pump Hotel Group, and Eliminite.

New Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF) Guidelines Expand Eligibility

The next application deadline for BSTF Job Creation and Planning Project, along with the Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant Program (WTG) will be December 31, 2015.

MTIP Innovator Training Tour, 11/4 Pablo -11/5 Browning, 11/6 Great Falls

Montana Technology Innovation Partnership (MTIP), a Department of Commerce program, is hosting a free workshop covering topics related to moving your invention from idea to market.

Looking Up – Business & Opportunity In The Crown Of The Continent – 10/17-18 – Whitefish, Montana

The National Parks Conservation Association out of Whitefish is hosting an economic forum that focuses on the intersection of economic development and conservation on Oct. 17 and 18. I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the forum. Please feel free to pass this invitation on to anyone you think would be interested.

Initiative to educate Montanans on tourism benefits

"So often, it’s a misconception that because Montana is a wonderful place to live and visit, visitors will automatically come and visit," Paoli said. "We need to be active to compete for market share. There are so many choices that travelers have. We see the promotion funding as being critical for Montana to get the market share that would otherwise go to competing destinations."

Read more: http://missoulian.com/business/local/initiative-to-educate-montanans-on-tourism-benefits/article_c37c70ec-5476-11e1-b9b6-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz1m8lnUFOm