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Wolf Point Small Business Development Center Regional Director Wins National Excellence Award

Shandy Hanks Moran

The Montana Small Business Development Center Network, headquartered at the Montana Department of Commerce, announced Tuesday that Regional SBDC Director for the Wolf Point Region Shandy Hanks Moran has been named the 2020 Montana “State Star.” The State Star is a national honor that recognizes outstanding performers from Small Business Development Centers around the country.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
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Governor Bullock Announces Montana Working Capital Program

Coronavirus Relief Fund program to allow Montana businesses to take out new loan to support economic recovery

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the new Montana Working Capital program which builds off the Montana Loan Deferment program by allowing Montana businesses to take out a new loan to support economic recovery. 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Montana Tribes Receive Investment Grants to Support Small Business Development

Northern Cheyenne Commerce Center in Lame Deer

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that the eight tribal nations in Montana will receive a share of $160,000 to support small businesses through economic and business development organizations.

Thursday, September 3, 2020
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Only 30 Days Left to Make it Count for Montana in the 2020 Census

With Shortened Deadline for the 2020 Census, the Montana Department of Commerce is Urging Every Montanan to Respond Before September 30

With 30 days left to count residents in the 2020 Census, the Montana Department of Commerce and State Complete Count Committee are urging every Montanan who has not yet responded to the Census to do so before September 30.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

‘It’s Time We Count’ Campaign Aimed at Increasing Montana’s 2020 Census Count in Final Push

Facing Shortened Census Deadline, Montana Department of Commerce and Windfall Partner to Increase Census Count in Low-response Areas

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced a targeted marketing campaign that is already reaching Montanans in low-response areas of the state to increase Montana’s 2020 Census count. With 34 days left to count residents, the state is making a final push to encourage everyone to respond to the Census before the shortened deadline of September 30.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Governor Bullock Recognizes Women’s Equality Day by Extending Montana’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force Through 2022

Governor Bullock with members of Montana's Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force

Governor Steve Bullock today, in recognition of Women’s Equality Day, renewed his equal pay Executive Order and extended the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force through 2022 to continue its work to narrow the wage gap.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Commerce Department Sends $123.4 Million to Over 8,200 Small Businesses

Montana’s Business Stabilization Program has now provided more than 14,000 grants

Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday that more than 8,200 small businesses in Montana have now received $123.4 million through Governor Steve Bullock’s Business Stabilization Program, funded by the Coronavirus Relief Fund. 

Friday, August 21, 2020

Montana 2020 Census Partners Increase Outreach Efforts to Get an Accurate Count for Montana

With Shortened Deadline, Montana Department of Commerce, Montana Nonprofit Association, Western Native Voice and Forward Montana Foundation Work to Reach Montanans Who Have Not Responded to the 2020 Census

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Department of Commerce today detailed some of the increased 2020 Census outreach efforts made possible by statewide partners through funding allocated by Governor Steve Bullock from the Coronavirus Relief Fund. With 41 days remaining in the count, the state and partners are making final push to get a complete count of Montanans before September 30.

Friday, August 21, 2020
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Governor Bullock Announces $10 Million to Provide Long Term Viability for Live Entertainment Industry

Business Stabilization Grant Program Doubles, Targeted Support Available for East Edge of Glacier Park Businesses

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced he will direct $10 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to create the Live Entertainment Grant Program to provide long term viability for the live entertainment industry.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Apply Now for Part-time Jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau

Time is Running Short to Apply for Temporary Jobs for the 2020 Census to Help Get an Accurate Count for Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor & Industry are encouraging Montanans to apply now for temporary, part-time jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau to help Montana get an accurate count in the 2020 Census.

Monday, August 10, 2020
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