Press Releases & News

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Public Comment Period Opens for New Infrastructure Program

Public hearing scheduled for June 13

Construction worker

A new infrastructure program created by the 2019 Legislature and signed by the governor will support Montana communities impacted by natural resource development. The Delivering Local Assistance Program will award grants to local governments and schools to address needed facility and community infrastructure investments.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

8 Montana Communities Invited to Apply for Housing Tax Credits

More than $31 million will be awarded in October

Montana Board of Housing meets in Helena

The Montana Board of Housing Tuesday gathered for a public meeting to determine which Montana communities to invite to move forward with housing tax credit applications.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Governor Bullock Signs Suite of Infrastructure Bills Investing $400 Million in Montana Communities

Critical infrastructure investments support local growth, jobs, and economies

Welder working on pipes

On the eve of Infrastructure Week, Governor Steve Bullock today signed a comprehensive suite of infrastructure bills to support the economic vitality of communities across the state and create good-paying jobs.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Imitation Census Survey Reaches Montana Voters

Official U.S. Census Bureau surveys don’t cost money to complete, aren’t mailed by political groups

Mailboxes | Flickr Creative Commons

Montana’s Census and Economic Information Center at the Department of Commerce is reminding Montanans today that official U.S. Census Bureau surveys will never ask respondents for money, and those surveys will always be postmarked from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Economic Development Creates Opportunity, Prosperity in Montana

Economic Development Week Is May 6–11

Commerce Director Tara Rice and Agriculture Director Ben Thomas talk with a small business owner

Column by Tara Rice, Montana Department of Commerce Director

Friday, May 3, 2019
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