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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 Wins Trade Expansion Grant to Support Business Growth in International Markets 16 September 2019

Montana Wins Trade Expansion Grant to Support Business Growth in International Markets

The Montana Department of Commerce has been awarded a federal grant to help local business export and promote their Montana-made products to international markets.

Commerce’s Tourism Grant Program Accepting Applications 7 August 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.

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.

‘Taste our Place’ Encourages Travelers to Eat Local with Summer Campaign 10 July 2019

‘Taste our Place’ Encourages Travelers to Eat Local with Summer Campaign

Look for billboards, posters across Montana

“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.

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

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.

Governor Bullock Announces New Director of the Montana Department of Commerce 28 February 2019

Governor Bullock Announces New Director of the Montana Department of Commerce

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

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