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Montana Movie Magic from Page to Screen

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

Have you ever finished a book and, absorbed with the written word that created beautiful images in your mind, thought it would make a great movie? Luckily for Montana, talented writers have laid the groundwork for some of our most beloved films.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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Lt. Gov. Cooney Joins Departments of Commerce, Labor and Industry to Announce Montana Jobs Available for 2020 Census

HELENA, Mont. – Montana is preparing for the 2020 Census, and the U.S. Census Bureau is beginning to hire for dozens of jobs by this summer and hundreds of jobs in 2020.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Governor Bullock Announces Job Creation, Training Grant Awards

Funds will support 47 new jobs at growing businesses in Missoula, Ravalli Counties

MISSOULA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $410,300 in economic development grant awards to support the expansion of two businesses in western Montana.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Building and Construction Businesses to Exhibit at Canadian Tradeshow

HELENA, Mont. – A dozen Montana businesses next week will cross the border to exhibit at BuildEx Calgary, a tradeshow where the Department of Commerce is helping them to explore Canada as a market to sell internationally.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
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Commerce to Host Montana Pavilion at Photonics Tradeshow in Japan

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce next week will host a Montana pavilion at InterOpto, a photonics industry tradeshow in Tokyo where six Montana businesses will explore expanding their sales in Asian markets without the risk of going alone.

Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Governor Bullock Announces $490,000 in Grants for Montana Film Production

Granted Projects Include Adaptation of Montana Novel by Academy Award Nominee

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $490,000 in grant awards for productions filming in Montana, including a grant responsible for bringing the Ed Harris-backed feature film “The Ploughman” to Fort Benton and Great Falls.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Montana’s Median Household Income Growth Fastest in the Nation

Governor Steve Bullock talking with workers.

New data released by the Census Bureau shows Montana's economy is growing.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Department of Commerce Secures Federal Grant to Increase Montana Exports

Funds Awarded by U.S. Small Business Administration will Support Montana Businesses

HELENA, Mont. – A federal grant used to fund export programs at the Department of Commerce will help Montana businesses expand to international markets.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Departments of Commerce, Agriculture Invite Consumers to ‘Taste our Place’

New program launches to promote and source local food and drink

HELENA, Mont. – The Departments of Commerce and Agriculture today launched a new category of the popular Made in Montana program designed to support small businesses and ag producers.

Monday, September 17, 2018
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Small Towns, Big Screens: Filmmaking in Rural Montana

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

Montana is proof you don’t have to live in a big city to attract film and television production to your community. In fact, sometimes the smallest and most remote locations may be exactly what a filmmaker is looking for. Here’s a look at some of the rural places featured in recent projects and old favorites. Some you might have spotted on the big screen. Others you might have missed.

Monday, September 17, 2018
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