Category Archives: Other State News

Montana steps up local business with STEP grants.

MONTANA — Montana Department of Commerce was awarded $347,688 in State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grants. The state will use them to support local businesses with funding to further the company’s accessibility and reach in the global corpo ...

Billings Chamber of Commerce ACCE’s top in U.S..

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Billings Chamber of Commerce was chosen as top chamber nationwide, according to the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Out of 7,000 chambers, The ACCE designated Billings’ chamber worthy of its top honor b ...

Sunburst Sensors wins Wendy Schmidt Ocean Xprize.

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Missoula chemical and mechanical engineering startup Sunburst Sensors celebrated a victory, winning the coveted Wendy Schmidt Ocean Xprize. The small team won prizes totaling $3.5 million for its ocean pH and other chemical ba ...

Montana employment at all-time high, wages growing.

MONTANA – New data from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry revealed that Montana’s unemployment rate has dropped again to 3.9 percent from April. The report found that the state’s unemployment rate are officially over the half mill ...

Montana has gangbuster year in national park visitors.

MONTANA — The National Park Service reported 4.5 million people visited national parks in Montana last year. Those visitors also spent an estimated $432.1 million while in the state. The park service report further noted that those visitors helped suppo ...

Montana boasts most engaged workforce in America.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Workers in Montana are more enthusiastic about their work and passionate about their jobs than most Americans, according to a Gallup Poll. At 39 percent, Montana had the highest level of employee engagement of all states, followed by ...