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Governor Bullock, Lt. Governor Cooney Blast Court Decision Allowing Census Bureau to Cut Short 2020 Census Count 13 October 2020

Governor Bullock, Lt. Governor Cooney Blast Court Decision Allowing Census Bureau to Cut Short 2020 Census Count

Governor Steve Bullock and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney released the following statements after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision allowing the U.S. Census Bureau to suspend its 2020 Census counting operations before October 31 until further court action, creating additional uncertainty. Responding to the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19, the U.S. Census Bureau set October 31 as the deadline for the 2020 Census. The Bureau later reversed course and cut short the deadline, spurring two months of court battles to extend the count.

Montanans Can Still Respond to the 2020 Census 2 October 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.

Commerce Department Launches the 2020 Census State Championship 15 September 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.

Only 30 Days Left to Make it Count for Montana in the 2020 Census 1 September 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.

Governor Bullock Recognizes Women’s Equality Day by Extending Montana’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force Through 2022 26 August 2020

Governor Bullock Recognizes Women’s Equality Day by Extending Montana’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force Through 2022

Governor Steve Bullock today, in recognition of Women’s Equality Day, renewed his equal pay Executive Order and extended the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force through 2022 to continue its work to narrow the wage gap.

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.

Butte Small Business Development Center Regional Director Wins National Excellence Award 2 May 2019

Butte Small Business Development Center Regional Director Wins National Excellence Award

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.

Lt. Gov. Cooney Celebrates 3rd Annual SBDC Day with Small Business Owners 20 March 2019

Lt. Gov. Cooney Celebrates 3rd Annual SBDC Day with Small Business Owners

BUTTE, Mont. – Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice Wednesday celebrated the third annual SBDC Day, a national celebration of the impact of Small Business Development Centers, with an event in Butte featuring Montana small business owners and the state’s SBDC Network.

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