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U.S. Census Bureau to Increase Field Wages for Montana Workers in December

Census worker

Beginning December 1, the U.S. Census Bureau will increase Census field workers’ pay rates across the country. In Montana, the wages will increase to a starting rate of $17 per hour for enumerators and $19.50 for those working in Cascade, Gallatin, Lewis and Clark, Missoula and Yellowstone Counties.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Supporting a Community-Led Effort to Boost Eastern Montana Tourism, Business

Guest Column by Tara Rice

Makoshika State Park, Montana

As the folks responsible for promoting the vibrant, charming towns and stunning landscapes across our state, we know that Montana’s strong economy is driven in part by a thriving tourism and outdoor recreation economy.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Commerce Department Announces Investments in Native American Economic Development Services

The Department of Commerce today announced investments in eight tribal economic and business development organizations – one for each tribal government in Montana. The investments, totaling $160,000, will support business services for tribal entrepreneurs through the Native American Business Advisors program at the Department of Commerce.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Categories: Indian Country

Public Comment Period Opens for New Historic Preservation Grant Program

Public hearing scheduled for December 2

Historic cabin in Montana

The Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program, created by the 2019 Legislature and signed by the governor, is designed to support public or private entities with the preservation of historic sites, historical societies, or history museums through grant funding.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Governor Bullock Announces $600,000 in Job Creation, Worker Training Grants

City of Billings at night

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that six Montana businesses will share more than $600,000 in economic development grant awards. These grants will support the creation of up to 114 jobs at growing businesses across Montana.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Governor Bullock Announces $500,000 in Big Sky Film Grant Awards

Big Sky Film Grant program supports the development of Montana’s film industry

Filmmakers in Montana

Governor Steve Bullock today awarded $500,000 in Big Sky Film Grants to feature film, television and documentary productions that will be filmed in Montana

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Department of Commerce, Tourism Partners Release New Research Highlighting Eastern Montana’s Unique Opportunities to Enhance Tourism

Eastern Montana badlands

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice joined community leaders, business owners and local policymakers in Billings today to discuss innovative ways to enhance tourism and strengthen local economies across eastern Montana, as part of the Eastern Montana Tourism Partner Initiative.

Monday, October 28, 2019
Categories: Market MTTourism

Lt. Governor Cooney, Commerce Director Rice to Meet with Tourism Partners as Part of New Initiative to Boost Tourism in Eastern Montana

Office of Tourism and Business Development will also Release New Findings about Eastern Montana Tourism

Bikers in the Badlands of Eastern Montana

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice will meet with tourism partners next week as part of a community-led initiative to encourage long-term tourism growth and economic development in eastern Montana communities.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Eastern Montana Featured in Unique, Targeted Regional Marketing Campaigns

Targeted Campaigns Focused on Visitors in Neighboring States and Canadian Provinces

Montanans and residents of neighboring states and Canadian provinces had the chance to see the rugged landscapes and outdoor recreation opportunities of eastern Montana featured over the past several months in a uniquely targeted regional marketing campaign to bring more visitors to the region.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Lt. Governor Cooney, Departments of Commerce and Labor & Industry Partner to Hire Montana Census Workers

U.S. Census Bureau Promotes Hiring Week Oct. 21-27 to recruit Montana Census workers

Person filling out an application

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney, chairman of the Montana Census Complete Count Committee, today announced that the U.S. Census Bureau aims to hire thousands of Montanans by early next year to ensure every person in the state is counted during the 2020 Census.

Monday, October 21, 2019

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