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Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow 34 Native American-Owned Small Businesses

Business owners and entrepreneurs will share $350,000 in Indian Equity Fund Small Business grants

Governor Steve Bullock today announced $350,000 in funding to support the growth of 34 Native American-owned small businesses in each of the eight Tribal Nations in Montana through the Indian Equity Fund Small Business Grant program at the Montana Department of Commerce.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Workforce Recovery Grants Awarded to 20 Montana Businesses

Funding Available for Montana Businesses Ready to Rehire Workers

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that 20 Montana businesses have been awarded Workforce Recovery grants to rehire employees laid off due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The businesses will share $895,000 to support rehiring 152 full-time employees.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Made in Montana Member Tumblewood Teas Brings Manufacturing Back Home to Montana, One Tea Tumbler at a Time

It all began over a cup of tea. In fact, it was many, many cups of tea before Riza Gilpin, founder and co-owner of Tumblewood Teas in Big Timber, Montana, decided to make her favorite comfort ritual her life’s work.   

Friday, November 27, 2020

Montana Department of Commerce Announces Successful $52 Million Bond Sale to Help Finance New Shodair Children’s Hospital Facility

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday it has successfully completed a bond sale worth more than $52 million to help finance the construction of a new facility for Shodair Children’s Hospital.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Montanans Can Still Respond to the 2020 Census

The Montana Department of Commerce and the State Complete Count Committee are reminding Montanans that there is still time to respond to the 2020 Census.

Friday, October 2, 2020

State Receives Trade Expansion Grant to Help Montana Businesses Gain Exposure to International Markets

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday it has been awarded a federal grant of more than $525,000 to help Montana-made businesses export and promote products to international markets.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Commerce Department Launches the 2020 Census State Championship

Championship Encourages Counties and Tribes to Compete for the Highest Increase in Self-Response Rates to the 2020 Census

The Montana Department of Commerce today launched the 2020 Census State Championship to encourage counties and tribes in Montana to compete for the highest increase in self-response rates to the 2020 Census from now until September 30. With only 15 days left in the 2020 Census count, the Commerce Department and the Montana Complete Count Committee are urging every Montana resident to respond to the 2020 Census before the shortened deadline of September 30.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Only 30 Days Left to Make it Count for Montana in the 2020 Census

With Shortened Deadline for the 2020 Census, the Montana Department of Commerce is Urging Every Montanan to Respond Before September 30

With 30 days left to count residents in the 2020 Census, the Montana Department of Commerce and State Complete Count Committee are urging every Montanan who has not yet responded to the Census to do so before September 30.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

‘It’s Time We Count’ Campaign Aimed at Increasing Montana’s 2020 Census Count in Final Push

Facing Shortened Census Deadline, Montana Department of Commerce and Windfall Partner to Increase Census Count in Low-response Areas

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced a targeted marketing campaign that is already reaching Montanans in low-response areas of the state to increase Montana’s 2020 Census count. With 34 days left to count residents, the state is making a final push to encourage everyone to respond to the Census before the shortened deadline of September 30.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Montana hospitals, Department of Commerce partner to ‘mask up’ Montana

45,000 cloth face coverings to be distributed through statewide network of tourism visitor centers

(Helena, Mont., July 10, 2020) – As part of an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the state, the Montana Hospital Association and the Montana Department of Commerce today announced shipments of 45,000 free cloth face coverings to 25 communities statewide.

Friday, July 10, 2020
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