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Department of Commerce, Tourism Partners Release New Research Highlighting Eastern Montana’s Unique Opportunities to Enhance Tourism

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Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice joined community leaders, business owners and local policymakers in Billings today to discuss innovative ways to enhance tourism and strengthen local economies across eastern Montana, as part of the Eastern Montana Tourism Partner Initiative.

Monday, October 28, 2019
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Grant Deadlines Extended to Oct. 4

Delivering Local Assistance, Tourism Grants, Office of Indian Country Program Grants Included

Oct. 4 on the calendar

On September 29, 2019 Governor Steve Bullock issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Montana.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Commerce’s Tourism Grant Program Accepting Applications

The Montana Department of Commerce is currently accepting applications for its Tourism Grant Program. Up to $750,000 will be awarded to projects that strengthen Montana’s economy through the development and enhancement of the State’s tourism and recreation industry.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Tourism Grants to Help 44 Communities Attract Visitors Through Events

$550,000 awarded to support events across Montana

HELENA, Mont. – A pilot cycle of the Tourism Grant Program at the Department of Commerce will award nearly $550,000 to help 44 communities across Montana boost attendance at events to grow visitor spending.

Friday, May 24, 2019
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Lt. Governor Cooney Presents 2019 Montana Tourism Awards at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation

HELENA, Mont. – Lt. Governor Mike Cooney joined attendees of the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation Monday night in Butte to congratulate the finalists and winners of the 2019 Montana Tourism Awards.

Monday, April 15, 2019
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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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Travel TV Host, Marketing Expert to Headline State Tourism Conference in Butte

Online Registration Is Open at MTGOVERNORSCONFERENCE.com

HELENA, Mont. – The Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation is coming to Butte from April 14–16, and the Department of Commerce recently announced keynote speakers for the event.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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Commerce Accepting Nominations for 2019 Montana Tourism Awards

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce is asking for the public’s help to recognize the best events, people, places and projects representing Montana’s tourism and recreation industry.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
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Commerce Announces Nearly $830,000 in Grants for Tourism and Recreation Infrastructure and Marketing Projects

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce today announced 26 of Montana’s vibrant and charming towns will receive grants to help them attract visitors to their communities. In 2017, visitors from out of state added $3.4 billion to Montana’s economy.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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Departments of Commerce, Agriculture Invite Consumers to ‘Taste our Place’

New program launches to promote and source local food and drink

HELENA, Mont. – The Departments of Commerce and Agriculture today launched a new category of the popular Made in Montana program designed to support small businesses and ag producers.

Monday, September 17, 2018
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