HELENA, Mont. â€“ The Montana Department of Commerceâ€™s Business MT Division today announced more than $1 million in grant funding has been awarded to grow and support businesses in six Montana communities. The planning and job creation grant funding is provided by Business MTâ€™s Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF).
â€œMontana is one of the top states in the country to do business,â€ said Scott Osterman, Director of the Montana Department of Commerce. â€œOur investments aim to keep that momentum going through sustainable economic growth â€“ including helping local businesses plan for future growth and create more long-term, good-paying jobs for Montanans.â€