The Montana Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Manufacturing & International Trade Day, May 29, at the Holiday Inn Bozeman.
Governor Steve Bullock is scheduled to attend and present awards including Exporter of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year. U.S. Senator Jon Tester is also scheduled to speak.
For more information and to register visit the Chamber’s Manufacturing and International Trade Day event page.
Since 2012, travel has been our nation’s #1 service export with nearly 67 million international arrivals to the U.S. and international traveler spending (export receipts) totaling almost $130 billion that year.
To see how the nearly $370 million spent by international travelers to Montana in 2012 compared to our state’s commodity exports that year, check out our fact sheet, 2012 MT Exports Summary (Mar 29, 2013).
For the first time, tourism was formally recognized, along with environmental consulting and computer services, as one of Montana’s top service exports in the Main Street Montana Project report published April 4. Check out our latest e-update for more information at Voices Industry e-Update for April 2014.
Are you a state legislator or candidate in the Kalispell/Flathead area and want to learn more about our state’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry?
Do you have a stake in the health of our state’s tourism industry and want to help educate and shape perceptions of tourism?
Voices of MT Tourism, along with other leading tourism organizations, will hold a roundtable discussion in Kalispell, Thursday, May 22, 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 am, at the Hilton Garden Inn.
In the coming weeks, you can expect additional information about this event including our guest speakers & presenters, participating & sponsor organizations, as well as how you might RSVP.
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Registration is still open for the 2013 Leadership Montana Signature Event in Helena on September 26-27! Visit the Leadership Montana website to learn more about the event and register!
Leadership Montana is a collaboration of business leaders, community members, higher education and government coming together to form a strong partnership for the betterment of Montana. Leadership Montana offers participants a program that develops leadership skills and offers personal growth and reflection. Participants gain an awareness of state issues and build powerful personal connections with their classmates and a network of committed alumni.
Senator Max Baucus is hosting the 6th Montana Economic Development Summit September 16th and 17th in Butte, Montana. Keynote speakers include Sheryl Sandberg, Jim McNerney, Safra Catz, Elon Musk, and Ryan Lance, and the event is expected to attract 3000 business, community, organization and thought leaders.
The goal is simple: boost our state’s economy by finding Montana solutions for Montana jobs. By working together toward this common goal we can find the solutions necessary to make Montana an even better place to live, work and raise a family.
Full details are available on the Montana Economic Development Summit website.
Please save the date for the Montana Lodging and Hospitality Association’s 2013 fall tourism conference in Helena. More details will be available at the MLHA website.
Save the date for the 2014 Montana Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation hosted by the Montana Office of Tourism.
Dates: April 13-15, 2014
Location: Holiday Inn Grand Montana, 5500 Midland Road, Billings, MT
More details: Please visit the Montana Office of Tourism Governor’s Conference webpage