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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.

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.

Montana Department of Commerce Announces New Grants as Part of Community-Driven Initiative to Boost Tourism in Eastern Montana 10 October 2019

Montana Department of Commerce Announces New Grants as Part of Community-Driven Initiative to Boost Tourism in Eastern Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced grant awards as part of a new, community-led initiative to encourage long-term tourism and economic development in eastern Montana communities.

Montana Office of Outdoor Recreation to Host Innovation Lab to Enhance Frontcountry Recreation Opportunities 8 October 2019

Montana Office of Outdoor Recreation to Host Innovation Lab to Enhance Frontcountry Recreation Opportunities

On Thursday and Friday, the Montana Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation, in partnership with the Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council and the Montana Access Project, will host the 2019 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit: Recreation Innovation Lab in Whitefish, Mont.

Montana Featured in United Airlines’ Hemispheres Magazine 12 September 2019

Montana Featured in United Airlines’ Hemispheres Magazine

Look for Montana in the September issue of the on-flight magazine

Travelers aboard United Airlines flights during the month of September will get a taste of why companies choose to grow and invest in Montana. 

Commerce Director Rice Announces Funding Opportunity for Montana Tech Companies 1 August 2019

Commerce Director Rice Announces Funding Opportunity for Montana Tech Companies

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.

Grants Available to Assist Native American Businesses Through Commerce’s Indian Equity Fund 23 July 2019

Grants Available to Assist Native American Businesses Through Commerce’s Indian Equity Fund

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.

Governor Bullock Opens New Infrastructure Grant Program 9 July 2019

Governor Bullock Opens New Infrastructure Grant Program

Delivering Local Assistance grant dollars will be awarded this fall

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.

Governor Bullock Signs Bill to Support Business Growth and Entrepreneurship 7 May 2019

Governor Bullock Signs Bill to Support Business Growth and Entrepreneurship

Reauthorization of business development tools to help small businesses expand footprint and support jobs

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.

 

Economic Development Creates Opportunity, Prosperity in Montana 3 May 2019

Economic Development Creates Opportunity, Prosperity in Montana

Economic Development Week Is May 6–11

Column by Tara Rice, Montana Department of Commerce Director

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