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NorthWestern Energy purchase of Puget Sound Energy’s share of Colstrip Unit 4 terminated

Efforts now focused on securing capacity through RFP

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.

NorthWestern Energy to begin replacing vehicles with electric alternatives this year

NorthWestern Energy is looking to update its 1,200 vehicle fleet with electric options, signaling its intention to make 30 percent of its light-duty and new bucket vehicles, along with 20 percent of its new medium and heavy-duty vehicles and all-new forklifts, electric by 2030.

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.

Bozeman climate plan hinges on NorthWestern cooperation

Bozeman’s draft climate plan goals are ambitious: a 26% reduction in emissions from a 2008 baseline by 2025, 100% net clean electricity by 2030 and complete carbon neutrality by 2050.

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

City of Billings receives $90,000 energy efficiency incentive from NorthWestern Energy for state-of-the-art energy improvements at wastewater treatment plant

During the last 10 years, the City of Billings implemented 62 energy efficiency projects;
qualifying for $967,050 in energy efficiency incentives from NorthWestern Energy.
These projects resulted in an estimated 5.82 million kWhs saved per year, equating to
about $455,000 in annual electric cost savings.

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

Reminders/Updates for our Tourism Partners