recently was awarded $400,000 in federal grants to count Montana manufacturers and create
an online directory for them.
Through support from U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, UMs
Montana Business Connections and Bureau of Business and Economic Research received
$100,000 to take a census of the states manufacturers. The grant came from the U.S.
Department of Commerces Economic Development Administration.
Information gathered about manufacturers products, capabilities, capacities and
processes will be made available through the Montana Manufacturing Information System.
U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns helped land $400,000 for the electronic manufacturing directory
from the U.S. Department of Commerces Technology Opportunities Program. MMIS will
help Montanas nearly 2,000 manufacturing firms network, collaborate on jobs and
reach international markets.