Commerce Tradeshow Assistance Program
The Department of Commerce Tradeshow Assistance Program assists Montana-based companies to explore new domestic and international wholesale markets by encouraging first-time exhibition at new tradeshows.
Montana / Regional Wholesale Trade Shows:
- The Made in Montana Wholesale Tradeshow, Montana's premiere Made in Montana wholesale tradeshow, takes place annually in Helena.
- The Billings Market Association hosts a wholesale merchandise show three times a year in Billings, MT, and features Made in Montana products.
- Spanning 240,000 square feet with 800 exhibitors, Las Vegas' ACRE (American Craft Retail Expo) features American and Canadian hand made products in a full range of price points. Product lines include stationery, tabletop, jewelry, furniture, decorative accessories, seasonal and garden, toys, fashion and fashion accessories, and more.
Montana hosts many retail shows including arts and craft fairs, farmers markets, and home and garden shows. These are great selling opportunities for businesses that aren't ready or don't want to enter the wholesale market but still want to reach buyers. International Trade and Gift Shows can help expose your product to buyers all over the world.
International Marketing Assistance Program
A state-federal partnership providing financial assistance to qualified Montana small businesses for international marketing efforts in beginning exporting or market expansion.
It is designed to help increase the number of small businesses that are exporting and to raise the value of exports for those small businesses that are currently exporting so they can grow and create more jobs.