Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)
The MMEC mission is to grow Montana’s economy by helping manufacturers succeed through statewide manufacturing outreach and assistance providing solutions. During this time, they have provided several resources. The MMEC can provide assistance to companies that manufacture items of critical need or if you are looking for resources for your company to sustain operations during this difficult time.
The MMEC is willing and able to help at no charge. The MMEC seeks to strengthen and grow MT businesses and they stand ready. MMEC shares this Harvard Business Review as they believe this is very relevant. HBR article from 2010
Montana Department of Labor & Industry
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry is closely following the changing dynamics and policies at the state and federal level. The page below will be regularly updated to share for both employers and employees.
The Montana Department of Commerce is fully aware every corner of the state has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montana Department of Commerce has created the below site as a comprehensive resource for Montanas to identify whether they qualify for financial relief and to serve as a resource.
Montana Procurement Technical
Assistance Center (PTAC)
The Montana PTAC is dedicated to showing your company how to find, bid and win government contracts. During this COVID-19 crisis, MT PTAC is open for business and ready to assist your company with its government contracting needs.
Prospera Business Network
Prospera Business Network is one of MPIA’s resources advancing and supporting economic development in southwest Montana. Prospera has many resources at this time from webinars to one-on-one business assistance. Check out their resource page:
U.S. Small Business Administration
The health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small business are encouraged to do their part and the SBA has provided a Resource page.
This site includes the following resources, that we believe are particularly important to recognize:
Coronavirus Funding Options
Paycheck Protection, please see updated forgiveness options: Paycheck Protection Program
Guidance for Businesses and Employers
SBA’s Relief Efforts:
Join the SBA’s Relief Efforts
SBA’s Products & Resources:
SBA Products and Resources