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Governor Bullock Announces Economic Development Grants to Help Businesses Create Nearly 200 Jobs

Thursday, May 16, 2019/Categories: Governor's Office/Tags:

Governor Steve Bullock today announced more than $1.3 million in economic development grant awards that will support the creation of up to 195 jobs at growing businesses in Montana.

“When our businesses thrive, our communities and the hard-working Montanans who live and work there have new opportunities to grow as well,” said Governor Bullock. “These grants will invest in Montana’s economy by growing business and the jobs that support those businesses.”

Funds will be awarded through two programs at the Department of Commerce: the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF) and the Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant (WTG). The competitive reimbursement grant programs work in concert to create and train for good-paying jobs.

Since 2013, BSTF has assisted more than 340 businesses and supported the creation of more than 2,500 jobs. The WTG program has assisted nearly 40 businesses to train more than 1,000 employees over that same time.

Full List of Grant Recipients:

  • Flathead County Economic Development Authority will receive a grant on behalf of SoClean, Inc., which estimates it will create 80 jobs and will be reimbursed up to $400,000. Grant funds will be used to purchase a building. SoClean provides consumer products dedicated to delivering innovative, health-focused solutions to customers. SoClean, Inc. also will receive up to $130,000 to train for an estimated 26 new jobs.

 

  • Butte-Silver Bow County will receive a grant on behalf of Montana Precision Products, LLC, which estimates it will create 54 jobs and will be reimbursed up to $361,800. Grant funds will be used to purchase equipment and construction materials and for wage reimbursement. Montana Precision Products, LLC produces small structural castings and tube and duct assemblies.

 

  • The City of Bozeman will receive a grant on behalf of LumenAd, Inc., which estimates it will create 12 jobs and will be reimbursed up to $60,000. Grant funds will be used to purchase equipment, furniture, and fixtures and for wage reimbursement. LumenAd, Inc. is an advertising technology company that offers both software and services to ad agencies and media teams.

 

  • The City of Bozeman will receive a grant on behalf of Swarming Technology, LLC, which estimates it will create six jobs and will be reimbursed up to $30,000. Grant funds will be used to purchase equipment, furniture, and fixtures and for wage reimbursement. Swarming Technology, LLC is an e-commerce development agency.

 

  • Missoula County will receive a grant on behalf of Advanced Technology Group (ATG) Inc., which estimates it will create 34 jobs and will be reimbursed up to $255,000. Grant funds will be used to purchase equipment, furniture and software and for lease rate reduction and wage reimbursement. Advanced Technology Group, Inc. is an information technology consulting business that helps client develop strategy, implement IT solutions and streamline business operations.

 

  • Missoula County will receive a grant on behalf of PatientOne, Inc., which estimates it will create nine jobs and will be reimbursed up to $67,500. Grant funds will be used to purchase equipment, furniture, and software and for lease rate reduction and wage reimbursement. PatientOne, Inc. is a startup company that provides an education and engagement platform for healthcare practitioners. PatientOne, Inc. also will receive up to $39,231 to train for an estimated eight new jobs.

 

Additional grant funds will be available in July. The deadline to apply is July 10. Learn more at BSTF.MT.GOV or WTG.MT.GOV.

 

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