Department of Commerce Secures Federal Grant to Increase Montana Exports

Funds Awarded by U.S. Small Business Administration will Support Montana Businesses

HELENA, Mont. – A federal grant used to fund export programs at the Department of Commerce will help Montana businesses expand to international markets.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Departments of Commerce, Agriculture Invite Consumers to ‘Taste our Place’

New program launches to promote and source local food and drink

HELENA, Mont. – The Departments of Commerce and Agriculture today launched a new category of the popular Made in Montana program designed to support small businesses and ag producers.

Monday, September 17, 2018
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Small Towns, Big Screens: Filmmaking in Rural Montana

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

Montana is proof you don’t have to live in a big city to attract film and television production to your community. In fact, sometimes the smallest and most remote locations may be exactly what a filmmaker is looking for. Here’s a look at some of the rural places featured in recent projects and old favorites. Some you might have spotted on the big screen. Others you might have missed.

Monday, September 17, 2018
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Small Businesses Create, Train Jobs with Support from Commerce

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce today announced grants to grow small businesses across Montana through workforce development.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Tribe, Commerce Partner to Share 100th Anniversary Crow Fair with the World

HELENA, Mont. – The Crow Nation this week will welcome up to 50,000 or more spectators to its 100th annual Crow Fair Celebration Powwow and Rodeo, and the Department of Commerce will be there to celebrate the milestone and help to share it with the world.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
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Montana Tourism Campaign Wins Big at ESTO

Takes Home 3 Mercury Awards

The Montana Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism and Business Development and its advertising and marketing agency, Hoffman York, took home three prestigious Mercury Awards at the U.S. Travel Association’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) Conference held in Phoenix on Tuesday, August 14.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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As Small Businesses Add Jobs, Commerce Announces Grants to Support Growth

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce today announced grants to strengthen Montana’s economy by helping Main Street businesses across the state expand and create jobs.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Commerce Announces Nearly $795,000 in Grants to Fund Technology Innovation

HELENA, MT – The Department of Commerce today announced $794,510 in grants to nine research projects in four communities to encourage innovation, research and high-wage job creation.

Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Montana Film Office Announces Big Sky Film Grant Awards

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Film Office at the Department of Commerce today announced $500,000 in grant awards for productions filming in Montana, including several by resident filmmakers.

Monday, July 23, 2018
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Let’s Change the Conversation About Wildfire

Guest column by Pam Haxby-Cote, Tom Livers and Sheila Hogan

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Nature is one of Montana’s greatest treasures, and wildfire occurs each summer only because we’re so fortunate to live amid millions of acres of unspoiled forests and prairies. Although wildfire plays a natural role in ecology, there’s no doubt it can also be devastating to our health, safety, property and livelihood. That’s why it’s so important to do everything possible to minimize its impacts.

Thursday, June 28, 2018
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