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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

‘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

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

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

Governor Bullock Announces New Director of the Montana Department of Commerce

Tara Rice

Governor Steve Bullock Thursday announced the appointment of Tara Rice as the new Director of the Montana Department of Commerce.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
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