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Governor Bullock Announces More than $1 Million in Business Development Funding to Create up to 136 Montana Jobs, Train New Workers

Governor Steve Bullock today announced $1,050,260 in business development funding through the Montana Department of Commerce to support the creation of up to 136 jobs and train new workers at eight growing businesses in Montana.

Friday, October 23, 2020
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Montana Department of Commerce Tourism Grant Program Now Open

Apply from Oct. 15-Nov. 30

Downtown Red Lodge

Montana Commerce Department Director Tara Rice today announced the Department will begin accepting applications for the Tourism Grant Program from Thursday, October 15 through November 30 for the 2021 grant cycle.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Governor Bullock, Lt. Governor Cooney Blast Court Decision Allowing Census Bureau to Cut Short 2020 Census Count

Governor Steve Bullock and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney released the following statements after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision allowing the U.S. Census Bureau to suspend its 2020 Census counting operations before October 31 until further court action, creating additional uncertainty. Responding to the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19, the U.S. Census Bureau set October 31 as the deadline for the 2020 Census. The Bureau later reversed course and cut short the deadline, spurring two months of court battles to extend the count.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Visit Montana Launches Unique ‘Montana Aware’ Video Series

Montana Aware Video

Visit Montana has launched a unique video series blending animation with scenes of Montana’s spectacular, unspoiled nature as part of its “Montana Aware” campaign. “Montana Aware” is a statewide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 by promoting safety measures for those traveling in the state. 

Monday, October 5, 2020

Montanans Can Still Respond to the 2020 Census

The Montana Department of Commerce and the State Complete Count Committee are reminding Montanans that there is still time to respond to the 2020 Census.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Commerce Department Announces $3 Million Now Available to Support Montana Businesses to Refill Jobs Lost Due to Pandemic Impacts

Apply Now at MARKETMT.COM/BSTF

Coffee shop in Fort Benton

Montana businesses are now eligible to apply for workforce recovery grant dollars to help companies refill jobs that were lost due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montana Department of Commerce has launched a temporary Workforce Recovery grant program as part of the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF). Montana businesses are now eligible to apply for workforce recovery grant dollars to help companies refill jobs that were lost due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montana Department of Commerce has launched a temporary Workforce Recovery grant program as part of the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF). 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Montana Nonprofit Association Co-Hosting Census Events to Increase Montana’s 2020 Census Count

Events Provide Mobile Assistance to Respond to the Census During Final Days of the 2020 Count

Montana 2020 Census partner, the Montana Nonprofit Association, is co-hosting Census events across the state in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to encourage Montana residents to respond to the 2020 Census before the deadline of September 30. The Montana Nonprofit Association is helping to organize eight mobile questionnaire assistance events from now through September 30 in Winnett, Superior, Sheridan, Ryegate, Missoula and Pablo.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

6 Made in Montana Companies to Produce ‘Montana Aware’ Masks

25,000 masks will be distributed to Montana’s Convention and Visitors Bureaus and Tourism Regions

Montana Robe Company mask

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced that six Made in Montana program members will produce 25,000 masks as part of the state’s “Montana Aware” initiative to promote safe and responsible fall travel. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Montana State Library, Department of Commerce Launch “It’s Not Too Late to Be Counted…at the Library” Week

The Montana State Library, in partnership with the Montana Department of Commerce and State Complete Count Committee, is launching a week of activities at public libraries across the state to encourage Montana residents to be counted in the 2020 Census before the deadline of September 30. “It’s Not Too Late to Be Counted…at the Library” week will run from Monday, September 21 through Saturday, September 26.

Friday, September 18, 2020
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Commerce Department Launches the 2020 Census State Championship

Championship Encourages Counties and Tribes to Compete for the Highest Increase in Self-Response Rates to the 2020 Census

The Montana Department of Commerce today launched the 2020 Census State Championship to encourage counties and tribes in Montana to compete for the highest increase in self-response rates to the 2020 Census from now until September 30. With only 15 days left in the 2020 Census count, the Commerce Department and the Montana Complete Count Committee are urging every Montana resident to respond to the 2020 Census before the shortened deadline of September 30.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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