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Deadline Approaching for New Infrastructure Grant Program to Support Local Governments, Schools

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Bridge in Fort Benton

Guest Column by Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice

Monday, August 12, 2019

Commerce’s Tourism Grant Program Accepting Applications

The Montana Department of Commerce is currently accepting applications for its Tourism Grant Program. Up to $750,000 will be awarded to projects that strengthen Montana’s economy through the development and enhancement of the State’s tourism and recreation industry.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Commerce Director Rice Announces Funding Opportunity for Montana Tech Companies

Scientist in a lab

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice announced today that the Department is now accepting applications for the Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Matching Funds Program.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Filling Teacups and Pasta Bowls from the Heart of Montana’s Flathead Valley

Simply 406 grows two well-known Montana brands

Polson, Montana is known for many things. It’s home to the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Flathead cherry crops, and the towering Mission Mountains. It’s also home to a locally owned food and beverage producer which crafts enough authentic Indian masala chai to fill 1.25 million cups in a year, and enough noodles for 20 million bowls of pasta.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Grants Available to Assist Native American Businesses Through Commerce’s Indian Equity Fund

Blackfeet Tours is a past Indian Equity Fund recipient.

The Montana Department of Commerce’s Indian Equity Fund is accepting applications for grants that assist start-up or expanding Native American businesses in Montana.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

‘Taste our Place’ Encourages Travelers to Eat Local with Summer Campaign

Look for billboards, posters across Montana

Taste our Place Billboard

“Taste our Place,” the local food category of the popular Made in Montana program, is encouraging travelers to eat local with a summer billboard and airport poster campaign to support small businesses and agricultural producers with traveler dollars.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Governor Bullock Opens New Infrastructure Grant Program

Delivering Local Assistance grant dollars will be awarded this fall

Livingston, Mont.

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that communities and school districts impacted by the growth or decline of natural resource development can now apply for a portion of $21.5 million in funds for needed infrastructure investments.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

New Tax Incentive Will Help to Tell Montana Stories in Montana

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

The film industry produces something different every day. Movies and TV shows represent all varieties of genres and styles. Some may be three-hour epics, while others may be only a few minutes. They’re distributed through different methods, from major theater releases to YouTube uploads.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Governor Bullock Announces $260,000 in Grants to Grow Economic Impact of Film Production in Montana

Cameraman filming in Montana

Governor Steve Bullock today announced $260,000 in grant awards for productions filming in Montana, which create jobs for Montana crew, support Main Street businesses and inspire viewers to visit.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Categories: Market MTFilm

Governor Bullock Invites Film Production Companies to Montana

Governor Bullock encourages companies seeking a new film location due to Georgia anti-choice legislation to consider Montana’s new film tax credits

Governor Steve Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock today sent a letter to film production companies seeking alternative film locations to consider filming in Montana after Georgia passed a measure significantly restricting a woman’s ability to make her own healthcare decisions.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Categories: Market MTFilm
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