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Sean BeckerAbout the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development: Mission Statement

The Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development markets Montana’s spectacular unspoiled nature, vibrant and charming small towns, breathtaking experiences, relaxing hospitality, and competitive business climate to promote the state as a place to visit and do business. Its goal is to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all Montanans and their communities by strengthening the economy through job creation and business development. In conjunction with other divisions of the Montana Department of Commerce and partners around the state, MOTBD’s programs aim to support businesses through technical assistance, research, and access to grants and loans while inspiring visitation to maximize the economic impact of tourism, encourage private sector investment and ensure that Montana is a great place to live, work and play today and for future generations.

Sean Becker, Division Administrator
(406) 841-2707
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NICE TO MEET YOU

These are the experts leading the six bureaus of the MOTBD:

Industry Services & Outreach Bureau

The Industry Services & Outreach Bureau is the outreach and education arm of the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development. It helps to connect Montana businesses and organizations with division resources through workshops, trainings, public relations, and programs such as Made in Montana. It also administers the $1 million tourism grant program.

Jan Stoddard

Jan Stoddard
(406) 841-2894
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Finance Assistance Bureau

The Finance Assistance Bureau houses a variety of financing programs that provide businesses with grants and loans to help create good-paying jobs for Montanans.  Activities eligible for funding include job training, working capital, equipment purchases, or construction materials.

Karyl Tobel

 

Karyl Tobel
(406) 841-2732
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Research and Information Services Bureau

The Research and Information Services Bureau provides Montana businesses, communities, and government access and use of the right information for decision-making and facilitates processes related to siting, permitting, workforce and financing all to grow the Montana economy, create jobs and improve communities.

Tom Kaiserski

 

Tom Kaiserski
(406) 841-2034
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Business Technical Assistance Bureau

The Business Technical Assistance Bureau connects businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools to create and grow market opportunities and jobs.

Casey Lozar

 

Casey Lozar
(406) 841-2821
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Marketing Bureau

The Marketing Bureau promotes Montana as a vacation destination to domestic and international audiences through paid, earned, and owned media. Major programs include consumer advertising, digital marketing, public relations, and social media. The bureau offers financial assistance through joint venture and niche marketing grant programs.

Jenne Pelej

 

Jenny Pelej
(406) 841-2896
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Budget and Operations Bureau

The Budget and Operations Bureau manages the division's House Bill 2 and Lodging Facility Use Tax ("bed tax") budgets, oversees customer relationship management, fulfills orders of division publications, and provides internal administrative support.

Jenne Pelej

 

Anna Marie Moe
(406) 841-2797
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MONTANA OFFICE OF TOURISM AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT | MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
301 S. PARK AVE. | P.O. BOX 200533 | HELENA, MT 59620-0533 |  T: (406) 841-2870 |  F: (406) 841-2871 | TDD: (406) 841-2702