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Governor Bullock Announces $320,000 in Grants to Native American Businesses 7 January 2020

Governor Bullock Announces $320,000 in Grants to Native American Businesses

Funding will support business growth in tribal nations across Montana, including newly federally recognized Little Shell Chippewa Tribe

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock this week awarded $320,000 in funding to support the growth of 25 Native American-owned businesses across Montana through the Indian Equity Fund Small Business Grant program.

Registration NOW OPEN for the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation 16 December 2019

Registration NOW OPEN for the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced registration is now open to attend the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation.

Commerce Director Rice, Film Director to Attend Local Premiere of Anaconda-set Mickey and the Bear 4 December 2019

Commerce Director Rice, Film Director to Attend Local Premiere of Anaconda-set Mickey and the Bear

On Friday, Dec. 6, Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice will join the writer and director of the new film Mickey and the Bear at the film’s Anaconda premier, where it was filmed in 2018.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, on location in Montana! 2 December 2019

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, on location in Montana!

Column by Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

It’s not just the skiers who rejoice when snow starts to fall across Montana’s mountains, film crews are gearing up for winter car commercials that air during the holidays.

Commerce Department, SBA Celebrate a Year of Small Business Development Success 25 November 2019

Commerce Department, SBA Celebrate a Year of Small Business Development Success

Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday

Ahead of Small Business Saturday on November 30, the Montana Department of Commerce and U.S. Small Business Administration released the Montana’s Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) impact for 2019.

Supporting a Community-Led Effort to Boost Eastern Montana Tourism, Business 7 November 2019

Supporting a Community-Led Effort to Boost Eastern Montana Tourism, Business

Guest Column by Tara Rice

As the folks responsible for promoting the vibrant, charming towns and stunning landscapes across our state, we know that Montana’s strong economy is driven in part by a thriving tourism and outdoor recreation economy.

Governor Bullock Announces $500,000 in Big Sky Film Grant Awards 29 October 2019

Governor Bullock Announces $500,000 in Big Sky Film Grant Awards

Big Sky Film Grant program supports the development of Montana’s film industry

Governor Steve Bullock today awarded $500,000 in Big Sky Film Grants to feature film, television and documentary productions that will be filmed in Montana

Lt. Governor Cooney, Commerce Director Rice to Meet with Tourism Partners as Part of New Initiative to Boost Tourism in Eastern Montana 24 October 2019

Lt. Governor Cooney, Commerce Director Rice to Meet with Tourism Partners as Part of New Initiative to Boost Tourism in Eastern Montana

Office of Tourism and Business Development will also Release New Findings about Eastern Montana Tourism

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice will meet with tourism partners next week as part of a community-led initiative to encourage long-term tourism growth and economic development in eastern Montana communities.

Eastern Montana Featured in Unique, Targeted Regional Marketing Campaigns 21 October 2019

Eastern Montana Featured in Unique, Targeted Regional Marketing Campaigns

Targeted Campaigns Focused on Visitors in Neighboring States and Canadian Provinces

Montanans and residents of neighboring states and Canadian provinces had the chance to see the rugged landscapes and outdoor recreation opportunities of eastern Montana featured over the past several months in a uniquely targeted regional marketing campaign to bring more visitors to the region.

Montana’s Small Business Development Centers Expand Access to Services and Rural Outreach 17 October 2019

Montana’s Small Business Development Centers Expand Access to Services and Rural Outreach

Three Small Business Development Centers are expanding access to services and outreach to rural areas by hiring additional staff to better serve small business owners and entrepreneurs across Montana.

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