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Grants Available to Assist Native American Businesses Through Commerce’s Indian Equity Fund

Blackfeet Tours is a past Indian Equity Fund recipient.

The Montana Department of Commerce’s Indian Equity Fund is accepting applications for grants that assist start-up or expanding Native American businesses in Montana.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

New Indian Country Guide Means New Opportunities to Grow Tribal Tourism

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce has published a new visitor guide to Indian Country, an early success of the recently formed Indian Country Tourism Region. The department’s latest project to grow tribal tourism in Montana, the guide will be used both as a promotional tool and a resource for travelers already here.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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Grants Awarded to Support 28 Native American-Owned Small Businesses

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce today announced $320,000 in grant funds will be awarded through the Indian Equity Fund Small Business Grant to support the growth of 28 Native American-owned businesses across Montana.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Tribe, Commerce Partner to Share 100th Anniversary Crow Fair with the World

HELENA, Mont. – The Crow Nation this week will welcome up to 50,000 or more spectators to its 100th annual Crow Fair Celebration Powwow and Rodeo, and the Department of Commerce will be there to celebrate the milestone and help to share it with the world.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
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New Tourism Marketing Campaign Promotes Indian Country in Montana

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce is amplifying its efforts to promote tribal tourism with a new marketing campaign designed to inspire potential visitors from out of state to come and experience Indian Country firsthand.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Department of Commerce Recruiting for New Tribal Tourism Position

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce is expanding its program to develop and promote authentic and culturally appropriate tourism in Montana’s Indian Country by creating a new Tribal Tourism Officer position.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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Montana Department of Commerce Announces Grants for 28 Native American Businesses

Red Root Herbs displaying products at the 2017 Made in Montana Tradeshow.

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Tuesday announced $318,000 in funding will be awarded through the Indian Equity Fund (IEF) Small Business Grant to support the growth of 28 Native American-owned businesses across Montana.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Director Haxby-Cote Announces Grants to Support Tribal Business Development

Native American Business Advisor Program Awards $127,500 to Tribal Communities

MONTANA – Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote today announced $127,500 in grant funds will be awarded to seven community organizations supporting business development on reservations and in tribal communities.

Friday, September 29, 2017
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Governor Bullock Launches Effort to Help Businesses and Communities Impacted by Wildfires

Bullock launches ‘Montana Business Disaster Recovery’ at businessrecovery.mt.gov

Seeley Lake, Montana (credit: Juan de Santa Anna)

Governor Steve Bullock today announced a collaborative effort across state government to help Montana businesses and communities impacted by wildfires access state resources to help minimize the economic impact.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Montana Department of Commerce Sponsors Training to Increase Homeownership on Tribal Land

Join the free training on Aug. 23

Houses on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

On August 23, Commerce’s Montana Board of Housing will sponsor a training focused on Indian Home Loans at the KwaTaqNuk Convention Center. 

Friday, August 18, 2017
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