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Montana Wins Trade Expansion Grant to Support Business Growth in International Markets

Photonics are a growing export industry in Montana.

The Montana Department of Commerce has been awarded a federal grant to help local business export and promote their Montana-made products to international markets.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Montana Featured in United Airlines’ Hemispheres Magazine

Look for Montana in the September issue of the on-flight magazine

United Hemispheres Magazine Cover

Travelers aboard United Airlines flights during the month of September will get a taste of why companies choose to grow and invest in Montana. 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

New Standing Sets Lure Filmmakers to Montana

Introducing Gunslinger Gulch and Yellowstone Film Ranch

Gunslinger Gulch near Anaconda, Mont.

Guest column by Montana Film Commissioner Allison Whitmer

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Live Delivering Local Assistance Webinar on September 5!

Learn more about DLA and get answers to your questions

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Join us Thursday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. for an informational webinar about Montana’s new infrastructure program, Delivering Local Assistance.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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

Apply before Sept. 30

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
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