Press Releases & News

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Governor Bullock Announces Montana Leads the Nation in Household Income Growth Rate

MONTANA – New data from the U.S. Census Bureau released today highlights that Montana is number one in the nation for percentage increase in median household income from 2014 to 2015.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
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Lexicon Branding President David Placek Discusses the Power of Branding at the Market Montana Symposium

Lexicon Branding is behind some of the world's most recognizable brand names, from Pentium to Swiffer. At the Market Montana Symposium on Sept. 12, company President David Placek provided a glimpse into the creative process and psychology behind branding while highlighting the importance of using a brand to build anticipation. Following Placek's keynote, Department of Commerce partner Destination Analysts continued the brand discussion by sharing preliminary insights into its Montana Brand research project.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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"Lentil Underground" Author Dr. Liz Carlisle Opens the Market Montana Symposium

Missoula's own Dr. Liz Carlisle addressed a full crowd at the opening keynote of the Market Montana Symposium, Sept. 12 in Missoula. The author of "Lentil Underground" recounted the book's history of Montana farmers who started an agricultural revolution by turning sustainable farming practices into a successful business - through the power of lentils. Dr. Carlisle is a lecturer in the Food Systems program at the University of California, Berkeley, and in the Thinking Matters program at Stanford University.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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Montana SBDC Network Welcomes New Kalispell Regional Director

HELENA – Stephanie Juneau has joined the Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network as Kalispell Regional Director. The Kalispell Regional SBDC, based out of Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC), serves Lincoln, Flathead and Lake counties.

Friday, September 9, 2016
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Department of Commerce Announces New Tourism Marketing Agency to Combine Services, Maximize Return on Investment

HELENA – Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary today announced the award of a new marketing agency contract for the state’s tourism promotion programs. The contract brings multiple services under a full-service agency to provide comprehensive and integrated marketing solutions.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
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