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Governor Bullock Extends Directives Issued to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic 7 April 2020

Governor Bullock Extends Directives Issued to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Directives Extended Through April 24 to Protect Montanans by Slowing the Spread of COVID-19

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today extended through April 24 Directives he issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus in Montana. The Directives were set to expire on April 10.

Governor Bullock Issues Stay at Home Directive to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 26 March 2020

Governor Bullock Issues Stay at Home Directive to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Directive asks Montanans to stay home to maximum extent possible except for essential activities, temporarily restricts all nonessential businesses and operations

The order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28, will buy time for health care workers on the frontlines and seeks to limit long term impacts to the state’s economy.

How Montana Manufacturers Can Help With COVID-19 Critical Supplies 24 March 2020

How Montana Manufacturers Can Help With COVID-19 Critical Supplies

The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center has developed a resource page [montana.edu] for Montana manufacturers to assist with the development and production of supplies that are needed to slow the spread of and respond to the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

Department of Commerce Recognizes Small Business Owners and Advisors on 4th Annual SBDC Day 18 March 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.

Governor Bullock Announces Emergency Loans Now Available for Small Businesses in Montana 17 March 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Emergency Loans Now Available for Small Businesses in Montana

SBA approves Montana’s request for emergency small business loans

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that small businesses across Montana impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are now eligible to apply for emergency loans through the Small Business Administration.

Governor Bullock Announces Emergency Rules to Streamline Unemployment Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19 17 March 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Emergency Rules to Streamline Unemployment Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Governor Steve Bullock today announced emergency rules to make unemployment benefits accessible to workers laid off due to COVID-19 and waive the typical one week waiting period before receiving benefits.

Eastern Montana Business Named Retailer of the Year 16 March 2020

Eastern Montana Business Named Retailer of the Year

Lt. Gov. Cooney, Commerce Director Rice Honor Businesses at Made in Montana Wholesale Buyer Day

A family owned business in Terry, Montana has been named the 2020 Made in Montana Retailer of the Year. Prairie Unique was honored by Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice during Friday’s wholesale buyer day.

A message to businesses from Gov. Bullock regarding COVID-19 12 March 2020

A message to businesses from Gov. Bullock regarding COVID-19

As business executives, you have a deep connection with your communities, partners, customers, and employees. It’s your businesses, both large and small, that power Montana’s economy. As concerns and economic impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) get closer to home, please know that my state agencies and I are working tirelessly to keep Montanans safe, and to support you and your employees.

Regional Economic Development Corporations Earn Go-Ahead to Continue Serving Business Needs Across Montana 11 March 2020

Regional Economic Development Corporations Earn Go-Ahead to Continue Serving Business Needs Across Montana

11 CRDCs will Share $2.5 Million Over the Next Four Years

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced that 11 regionally focused economic development centers have earned recertification and will receive funding to continue serving business needs across the state for an additional four years.

Commerce Announces 5 New Montana Main Street Communities 5 March 2020

Commerce Announces 5 New Montana Main Street Communities

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that five Montana communities have been accepted to become affiliate members of the Montana Main Street Program. The program helps Montana communities strengthen and preserve historic downtown commercial districts by supporting economic development, urban revitalization and historic preservation through long-range planning, organization, design and promotion.

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