In Montana, Innovation is All Around Us

A man stands on a bluff near Sidney, Montana

Perhaps it’s one of Montana’s best-kept secrets, that our state has long been known as an incubator for innovation.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Governor Bullock Celebrates 38 New and Affordable Homes in Great Falls

Voyageur Apartments in Great Falls

Governor Steve Bullock Friday spoke to a crowd of local officials and state leaders at the grand opening of 38 affordable homes in Great Falls. The newly-built accessible apartments are for seniors and those living with a disability and funded by more than $7 million from the Montana Department of Commerce HOME Investment Partnership and Housing Credits programs.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Governor Bullock Visits Rural Critical Access Hospital to Announce Facility Upgrades

An $800,000 grant will update the facility, retain 65 jobs

Gov. Bullock tours Missouri River Medical Center in Fort Benton

Governor Steve Bullock Friday visited the Missouri River Medical Center in Fort Benton and announced that the Critical Access Hospital will receive $800,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for mechanical system upgrades to its aging facility.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Community Development Loan Awarded to New Polson Café

A cup of coffee

Polson will soon have a new Main Street café thanks in-part to a $100,000 Montana Department of Commerce loan.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Commerce Celebrates Opening of 100 Affordable Homes

Three new affordable apartment buildings open in Missoula

New apartment buildings in Missoula, Montana

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote spoke Wednesday with a crowd gathered at the grand opening of Missoula’s Sweetgrass Commons, a new 27-unit affordable, accessible, and sustainable housing community. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pinesdale to Celebrate Reliable, Clean Drinking Water

The town replaces 50-year-old water treatment facility with help from Department of Commerce

Pinesdale's new water filter system

On Wednesday June 14, the town of Pinesdale will host an all-day open house in celebration of their new water treatment facility, funded in-part by grants through the Montana Department of Commerce.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Governor Bullock Highlights Success of Small Business Loan Program

Bullock: Funds helped create and retain 1,250 jobs, generated $111 million investment

Downtown Kalispell

Governor Steve Bullock today announced the Montana State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) has concluded with $12.3 million in federal funds loaned to small businesses across the state, which has created and retained more than 1,250 jobs and sparked an additional $111 million investment in Montana’s economy.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Governor Bullock Signs New Law Funding K-12 Broadband Upgrades

New state investment will catalyze up to $20 million in crucial school broadband upgrades in Montana

Governor Bullock visits Woodman School in Lolo

Montana Governor Steve Bullock Wednesday joined Woodman School officials and students in Lolo to celebrate the approval of a $2 million investment to give Montana schools the opportunity to enhance broadband and develop 21st century classrooms.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

VIDEO: How Homebuyer Education Helps More Montanans Become First-Time Homeowners

June is National Home Ownership Month

Homebuyer education video screengrabs

For many Montanans, making a first-time home purchase can seem complicated and out of financial reach. But the Montana Department of Commerce and its partner organizations are offering classes to help prospective homebuyers learn about resources available when buying their first home.   

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Montana Commerce Director Presents Lifetime Achievement, Housing Champion Awards at Annual Conference

MBOH’s Top Statewide Participating Lender Award goes to Opportunity Bank

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Wednesday presented awards to the state’s affordable housing champions at the Annual Montana Housing Partnership Conference in Great Falls. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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