Press Releases & News

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Made in Montana Program Encourages Last-Minute Shoppers to Buy Local

HELENA, Mont. – With little time remaining to buy for the holidays, the Made in Montana program at the Department of Commerce is available to help shoppers find the perfect gifts for their friends and family by connecting them with authentic Montana-made products.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Made in Montana Business Featured in Philadelphia Public Art Exhibit

Coaster Pedicabs on Display by Internationally Acclaimed Artist Cai Guo-Qiang

HELENA, Mont. – A unique Made in Montana manufacturing company is making its mark in the expanding community of Bonner, not only in business but also in the arts.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Made in Montana Program Brings Small Businesses to Billings Market

Event Connects Producers with Regional, National Wholesale Buyers

HELENA, Mont. – The Made in Montana program at the Department of Commerce is bringing five of its member businesses this weekend to the Billings Market, where they will sell their products to wholesale buyers from across the region and the country.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Made in Montana Business Leverages Tourism to Grow

Jelt Expands Distribution into Yellowstone National Park

HELENA, Mont. – An innovative small business in Bozeman is expanding its market by distributing inside Yellowstone National Park, where more than 5.5 million visitors could be potential customers.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Honoring the Backbone of Montana’s Economy

Small Business Week is April 30-May 6

Photo of Pam Haxby-Cote courtesy of the Montana Standard.

As a business owner myself, I know firsthand Montana is a great place for entrepreneurs. Like many small businesses, our restaurant in Butte is family owned and operated. When my husband was laid up after surgery, my daughter stepped in to keep the place running. We pride ourselves on not only running a business, but building a community, too. I know we’re not alone in this, as business owners in every corner of the state play big role in building our communities.

Monday, May 1, 2017

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