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Governor Bullock Signs Bill to Support Business Growth and Entrepreneurship

Reauthorization of business development tools to help small businesses expand footprint and support jobs

HB 52 Signing Ceremony

Governor Steve Bullock today signed into law House Bill 52, one of his priority pieces of legislation which reauthorizes a set of tools that support business growth and entrepreneurship.

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Economic Development Creates Opportunity, Prosperity in Montana

Economic Development Week Is May 6–11

Commerce Director Tara Rice and Agriculture Director Ben Thomas talk with a small business owner

Column by Tara Rice, Montana Department of Commerce Director

Friday, May 3, 2019

Butte Small Business Development Center Regional Director Wins National Excellence Award

Julie Jaksha

During Thursday night’s annual celebration in Great Falls of small business leaders and Montana’s Small Business Development Center network, Julie Jaksha, Butte Regional SBDC Director was named the 2019 Montana “State Star.” The State Star is a national award that recognizes outstanding performers from Small Business Development Centers.

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019
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Lt. Governor Cooney Presents 2019 Montana Tourism Awards at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation

HELENA, Mont. – Lt. Governor Mike Cooney joined attendees of the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation Monday night in Butte to congratulate the finalists and winners of the 2019 Montana Tourism Awards.

Monday, April 15, 2019
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New Indian Country Guide Means New Opportunities to Grow Tribal Tourism

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce has published a new visitor guide to Indian Country, an early success of the recently formed Indian Country Tourism Region. The department’s latest project to grow tribal tourism in Montana, the guide will be used both as a promotional tool and a resource for travelers already here.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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Lt. Gov. Cooney Celebrates 3rd Annual SBDC Day with Small Business Owners

Lt. Gov. Cooney celebrates SBDC Day with advisors and business owners in Butte.

BUTTE, Mont. – Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice Wednesday celebrated the third annual SBDC Day, a national celebration of the impact of Small Business Development Centers, with an event in Butte featuring Montana small business owners and the state’s SBDC Network.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Cross-Cultural Small Business Wins Retailer of the Year Award at 2019 Made in Montana Tradeshow

HELENA, Mont. – Helena business Sage and Oats Trading Post and its owners, Major and Michelle Robinson, have been honored by their peers as the 2019 Made in Montana Retailer of the Year.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Public Invited to Shop Local at 2019 Made in Montana Tradeshow

Annual Event to Feature 40 New Vendors, Native American Made in Montana Pavilion

HELENA, Mont. – The annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts returns to Helena this weekend, and the public is invited to preview some of the new, locally made products stores will be carrying this season while supporting Montana small businesses.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Travel TV Host, Marketing Expert to Headline State Tourism Conference in Butte

Online Registration Is Open at MTGOVERNORSCONFERENCE.com

HELENA, Mont. – The Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation is coming to Butte from April 14–16, and the Department of Commerce recently announced keynote speakers for the event.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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