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Governor Gianforte Nominates Director of Commerce Department

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced his nomination of Scott Osterman to lead the Montana Department of Commerce.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Wolf Point Small Business Development Center Regional Director Wins National Excellence Award

Shandy Hanks Moran

The Montana Small Business Development Center Network, headquartered at the Montana Department of Commerce, announced Tuesday that Regional SBDC Director for the Wolf Point Region Shandy Hanks Moran has been named the 2020 Montana “State Star.” The State Star is a national honor that recognizes outstanding performers from Small Business Development Centers around the country.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Department of Commerce Recognizes Small Business Owners and Advisors on 4th Annual SBDC Day

On the fourth annual SBDC Day, the Montana Department of Commerce is recognizing Montana’s small businesses and entrepreneurs, and the critical resources Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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Montana’s Small Business Development Centers Support Statewide Business Growth, Job Creation

New Report Shows Montana SBDCs Across the State Supported Launch of 61 New Businesses, 2,300 Jobs in 2019

Montana’s Small Business Development Centers Support Statewide Business Growth, Job Creation

The Montana Department of Commerce today released a new report showing that Montana Small Business Development Centers supported more than 2,300 jobs last year through assisting small business growth across the state.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

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

Montana’s Small Business Development Centers Expand Access to Services and Rural Outreach

Three Small Business Development Centers are expanding access to services and outreach to rural areas by hiring additional staff to better serve small business owners and entrepreneurs across Montana.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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

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

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

Montana’s SBDC Network Supports 500 Jobs, Launch 58 Businesses in 2018

Montana SBDC Releases Annual Report

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s Small Business Development Center network supported the creation or retention of nearly 500 jobs in 2018 through its work to assist small businesses growth and development.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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