Economic Development Office Gets Third Grant from Montana Department of Commerce

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The Montana Department of Commerce Indian Country Economic Development Program awards a third grant to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribesí (CSKT) Economic Development Office for the funding of another Indian Business Assistance Project on the Flathead Reservation.

The grants will be distributed among existing or new CSKT member-owned businesses for the development of new products and purchase of new equipment. The grants range from $2,000 to $7,000 each.

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