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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

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

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

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
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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

Economic Development Creates Opportunity, Prosperity in Montana

Economic Development Week Is May 6–11

Commerce Director Tara Rice and Agriculture Director Ben Thomas talk with a small business owner

Column by Tara Rice, Montana Department of Commerce Director

Friday, May 3, 2019

Governor Bullock Sends Opportunity Zone Nominations to U.S. Treasury

Map of Opportunity Zones in Montana

Governor Steve Bullock has nominated 25 areas of Montana for designation as an Opportunity Zone, after communities submitted proposals for consideration.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Department of Commerce Launches Montana’s ‘Opportunity Zone’ Application Process

UPDATE: Local governments must submit their proposals by March 30

A welder works on a pipeline.

The Montana Department of Commerce Tuesday opened the application process for local governments and economic developers to submit their proposals for an Opportunity Zone designation as created by Congress.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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