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Montana Tourism Campaign Wins Big at ESTO

Takes Home 3 Mercury Awards

The Montana Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism and Business Development and its advertising and marketing agency, Hoffman York, took home three prestigious Mercury Awards at the U.S. Travel Association’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) Conference held in Phoenix on Tuesday, August 14.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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As Small Businesses Add Jobs, Commerce Announces Grants to Support Growth

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce today announced grants to strengthen Montana’s economy by helping Main Street businesses across the state expand and create jobs.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Commerce Announces Nearly $795,000 in Grants to Fund Technology Innovation

HELENA, MT – The Department of Commerce today announced $794,510 in grants to nine research projects in four communities to encourage innovation, research and high-wage job creation.

Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Montana Film Office Announces Big Sky Film Grant Awards

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Film Office at the Department of Commerce today announced $500,000 in grant awards for productions filming in Montana, including several by resident filmmakers.

Monday, July 23, 2018
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Let’s Change the Conversation About Wildfire

Guest column by Pam Haxby-Cote, Tom Livers and Sheila Hogan

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Nature is one of Montana’s greatest treasures, and wildfire occurs each summer only because we’re so fortunate to live amid millions of acres of unspoiled forests and prairies. Although wildfire plays a natural role in ecology, there’s no doubt it can also be devastating to our health, safety, property and livelihood. That’s why it’s so important to do everything possible to minimize its impacts.

Thursday, June 28, 2018
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