On Eve of Infrastructure Week, Governor Bullock Signs Suite of Infrastructure Bills Investing $400 Million in Montana Communities

Critical infrastructure investments support local growth, jobs, and economies

Welder working on pipes

On the eve of Infrastructure Week, Governor Steve Bullock today signed a comprehensive suite of infrastructure bills to support the economic vitality of communities across the state and create good-paying jobs.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Governor Bullock Signs Bill to Support Business Growth and Entrepreneurship

Reauthorization of business development tools to help small businesses expand footprint and support jobs

HB 52 Signing Ceremony

Governor Steve Bullock today signed into law House Bill 52, one of his priority pieces of legislation which reauthorizes a set of tools that support business growth and entrepreneurship.

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Economic Development Creates Opportunity, Prosperity in Montana

Economic Development Week Is May 6–11

Commerce Director Tara Rice and Agriculture Director Ben Thomas talk with a small business owner

Column by Tara Rice, Montana Department of Commerce Director

Friday, May 3, 2019

Butte Small Business Development Center Regional Director Wins National Excellence Award

Julie Jaksha

During Thursday night’s annual celebration in Great Falls of small business leaders and Montana’s Small Business Development Center network, Julie Jaksha, Butte Regional SBDC Director was named the 2019 Montana “State Star.” The State Star is a national award that recognizes outstanding performers from Small Business Development Centers.

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019
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Going with the Grain: Why Great Harvest Chose Montana — Twice

Dillon, Montana, is a hub for world-class fishing, a gateway to Montana’s western heritage and a town of approximately 4,000 residents. It’s also the world breadquarters of Great Harvest Bread Company, which has more than 200 franchise bakery cafés across the country (plus one across the ocean on the Northern Mariana Islands).

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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Bozeman, Montana Ranked #5 ‘Most Dynamic Micropolitan’

Hiking near Bozeman, Montana.

A recent report by the Walton Family Foundation ranks Bozeman, Montana as one of the top micropolitan areas in the United States.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Categories: Choose Montana

Lt. Gov. Cooney Celebrates 3rd Annual SBDC Day with Small Business Owners

Lt. Gov. Cooney celebrates SBDC Day with advisors and business owners in Butte.

BUTTE, Mont. – Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice Wednesday celebrated the third annual SBDC Day, a national celebration of the impact of Small Business Development Centers, with an event in Butte featuring Montana small business owners and the state’s SBDC Network.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Governor Bullock Announces New Director of the Montana Department of Commerce

Tara Rice

Governor Steve Bullock Thursday announced the appointment of Tara Rice as the new Director of the Montana Department of Commerce.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Department of Commerce Awards Grants to Create up to 114 Jobs

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce today announced $827,300 in economic development grant awards to support the creation of up to 114 new jobs at growing businesses in Montana.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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