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Commerce Director Rice, Film Director to Attend Local Premiere of Anaconda-set Mickey and the Bear

Photo credit Conor Murphy

On Friday, Dec. 6, Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice will join the writer and director of the new film Mickey and the Bear at the film’s Anaconda premier, where it was filmed in 2018.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, on location in Montana!

Column by Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

Belton Bridge in Glacier National Park, courtesy of GNP

It’s not just the skiers who rejoice when snow starts to fall across Montana’s mountains, film crews are gearing up for winter car commercials that air during the holidays.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Commerce Department, SBA Celebrate a Year of Small Business Development Success

Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday

Higgins Ave. in downtown Missoula, Mont.

Ahead of Small Business Saturday on November 30, the Montana Department of Commerce and U.S. Small Business Administration released the Montana’s Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) impact for 2019.

Monday, November 25, 2019

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
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