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Butte Preservation Project a Finalist for Funding and Needs Your Vote

The Mai Wah and Wah Chong Tai buildings Butte, MT

The Main Street Program at the Montana Department of Commerce is excited to announce that Butte has been awarded a place in the National Partners in Preservation competition.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Montana Tourism Campaign Wins Big at ESTO

Takes Home 3 Mercury Awards

The Montana Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism and Business Development and its advertising and marketing agency, Hoffman York, took home three prestigious Mercury Awards at the U.S. Travel Association’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) Conference held in Phoenix on Tuesday, August 14.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Categories: Market MT

Let’s Change the Conversation About Wildfire

Guest column by Pam Haxby-Cote, Tom Livers and Sheila Hogan

Hiking

Nature is one of Montana’s greatest treasures, and wildfire occurs each summer only because we’re so fortunate to live amid millions of acres of unspoiled forests and prairies. Although wildfire plays a natural role in ecology, there’s no doubt it can also be devastating to our health, safety, property and livelihood. That’s why it’s so important to do everything possible to minimize its impacts.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Montana Department of Commerce Announces Grants for 28 Native American Businesses

Red Root Herbs displaying products at the 2017 Made in Montana Tradeshow.

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Tuesday announced $318,000 in funding will be awarded through the Indian Equity Fund (IEF) Small Business Grant to support the growth of 28 Native American-owned businesses across Montana.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Montana Main Street Program Grants Awarded to 9 Communities to Help Revitalize, Strengthen Downtowns

Downtown Lewistown, Montana

Nine Montana communities will share $100,000 in grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Montana Main Street Program, to support downtown revitalization and economic development projects.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Lt. Governor Cooney, Commerce Director Celebrate Grand Opening of the Miles Community College Small Business Development Center

Miles City SBDC Ribbon Cutting

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Thursday joined the Small Business Administration (SBA), southeastern Montana economic development organizations, and higher education communities to celebrate the grand opening of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Miles Community College (MCC).

Friday, August 4, 2017

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

Billings Welcomes Inaugural American Airlines Flight from Dallas-Ft. Worth

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney greets passengers arriving in Billings

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney greets passengers arriving in Billings.

The inaugural American Airlines flight between Dallas Fort Worth and Billings landed Friday, and community business and civic leaders were on hand to celebrate and welcome travelers to Montana.

Monday, June 5, 2017
Categories: Market MT

Montana Heritage Commission Celebrates 20 Years at Virginia City Parade

Director Haxby-Cote helps cut the ribbon to launch the 2017 Virginia City, Nevada City season

Director Haxby-Cote helps cut the ribbon to launch the 2017 Virginia City, Nevada City season

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote joined Heritage Commission Members and staff of Virginia and Nevada Cities on Saturday to kick off the summer season and celebrate 20 years of successful management.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Categories: Market MT

Commerce, Miles Community College Partner to Open New Small Business Development Center

Miles City

The Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program at the Montana Department of Commerce is partnering with Miles Community College to host a new SBDC location to grow economic development in Southeastern Montana.

Monday, May 22, 2017
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