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Governor Bullock Announces Emergency Loans Now Available for Small Businesses in Montana

SBA approves Montana’s request for emergency small business loans

Governor Steve Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that small businesses across Montana impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are now eligible to apply for emergency loans through the Small Business Administration.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Emergency Rules to Streamline Unemployment Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

MontanaWorks.gov website

Governor Steve Bullock today announced emergency rules to make unemployment benefits accessible to workers laid off due to COVID-19 and waive the typical one week waiting period before receiving benefits.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Montana Complete Count Committee Urges Montanans to Fill Out their Census in New Radio, TV PSA

Census is live at my2020census.gov

Fill out the form kids

Montanans can now begin filling out their Census forms online or by phone at my2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020. In conjunction with the beginning of the 2020 Census, Montana’s Complete Count Committee is releasing its final public service announcement encouraging Montanans to respond.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Eastern Montana Business Named Retailer of the Year

Lt. Gov. Cooney, Commerce Director Rice Honor Businesses at Made in Montana Wholesale Buyer Day

A family owned business in Terry, Montana has been named the 2020 Made in Montana Retailer of the Year. Prairie Unique was honored by Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice during Friday’s wholesale buyer day.

Monday, March 16, 2020
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The 2020 Census is Here!

Time to Make it Count for Montana

The 2020 Census is now live and available to fill out online at my2020census.gov or call in your response by phone at 1-844-330-2020.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Governor Bullock Declares State of Emergency in Montana Related to COVID-19

Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force launches informational line for Montanans at 1-888-333-0461

Governor Steve Bullock today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency to exist within the state of Montana related to the communicable disease COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The emergency order puts the state on highest alert; still no confirmed cases in the state.

Thursday, March 12, 2020
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Made in Montana Tradeshow Limits Event to Wholesale Buyers

Buyer day open from 9:00-5:30, Friday March 13

Made in Montana logo

The annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food & Gifts will be limited to wholesale buyers to protect against the possibility of spreading novel coronavirus or COVID-19. 

Thursday, March 12, 2020
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A message to businesses from Gov. Bullock regarding COVID-19

As business executives, you have a deep connection with your communities, partners, customers, and employees. It’s your businesses, both large and small, that power Montana’s economy. As concerns and economic impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) get closer to home, please know that my state agencies and I are working tirelessly to keep Montanans safe, and to support you and your employees.

Thursday, March 12, 2020
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Regional Economic Development Corporations Earn Go-Ahead to Continue Serving Business Needs Across Montana

11 CRDCs will Share $2.5 Million Over the Next Four Years

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced that 11 regionally focused economic development centers have earned recertification and will receive funding to continue serving business needs across the state for an additional four years.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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Commerce Announces 5 New Montana Main Street Communities

Havre, Mont.

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that five Montana communities have been accepted to become affiliate members of the Montana Main Street Program. The program helps Montana communities strengthen and preserve historic downtown commercial districts by supporting economic development, urban revitalization and historic preservation through long-range planning, organization, design and promotion.

Thursday, March 5, 2020
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