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The Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development is the state's lead organization to help businesses succeed in our state - and we take that mission to heart.  

Whether you are interested in locating your business here, starting a new one, or expanding an existing business, we are ready and able to assist you.  Let one of our team members answer any questions you have, and direct you to the best resources available to help your venture succeed. 

Contact us to get moving on your next big opportunity in Big Sky Country. 

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Montana Top State for Entrepreneurs for Third Year in a Row

Montana Top State for Entrepreneurs for Third Year in a Row 4 June 2015

Montana Top State for Entrepreneurs for Third Year in a Row

Governor's Office

Governor Steve Bullock today highlighted a report from the Kauffman Foundation that shows that Montana, for the third year in a row, has been named the top state for entrepreneurial activity, with 540 new entrepreneurs for every 100,000 adults in a given month.  This was up from 490 new entrepreneurs in a given month in last year’s report. The report also showed that Montana’s start up density, which measures the number of startup firms per 100,000 residents, was up from 184.7 last year, to 195.7 in this year’s report.

MSU business students to offer consulting for area businesses and non-profits

2 June 2015

MSU business students to offer consulting for area businesses and non-profits

MSU News Service

Montana State University’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship is seeking local and regional businesses and non-profit organizations that are willing to offer students practical business experience in return for research, issue analysis or operational advice during the upcoming fall semester, which runs from Aug. 24 through Dec. 11.

Governor Bullock & Ag Development Council Award Additional $110,000 to Ag Businesses

1 June 2015

Governor Bullock & Ag Development Council Award Additional $110,000 to Ag Businesses

Governor's Office

Governor Steve Bullock and the Agriculture Development Council announced the recipients of $110,718 in grant funds through the Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program. In all, seven agriculture businesses were awarded funds to assist with their development and growth.

Annual conference held to help women in business

29 May 2015

Annual conference held to help women in business

KPAX

Professional women learned some tips Thursday for being business leaders, with more than 250 ladies attending the Women to Women Conference, which focused on professional development and networking.
 

Next Frontier Capital Announces Fund I

27 May 2015

Next Frontier Capital Announces Fund I

Next Frontier Capital

Frontier Capital (NFC), a Montana based venture capital firm, today announced the Initial Closing of its inaugural $20 million fund. NFC’s mission is to partner with mission driven,
talented entrepreneurs to build Montana technology companies of impact, utility and value. Montana is characterized by a tradition of entrepreneurship, high university and commercial research activity, quality venture investment candidates, and yet is severely undercapitalized.

Montana Ranked Best in Nation for Keeping Higher Education Affordable

18 May 2015

Montana Ranked Best in Nation for Keeping Higher Education Affordable

Governor's Office

Montana Ranked Best in Nation for Keeping Higher Education Affordable

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock today praised a recent report published by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities that ranked Montana’s percent change in average tuition at public, four-year colleges as the lowest in the nation.

“Thanks to record investments in public education and successful tuition freezes the last two legislative sessions, Montanans continue to have unparalleled access to a quality, affordable education,” said Bullock. “I am committed to making responsible tax and budget decisions to ensure that a college education is within reach for any Montanan who wants it.”

'This is the way democracy should work': Red Ants Pants owner attends small biz summit at White House

17 May 2015

'This is the way democracy should work': Red Ants Pants owner attends small biz summit at White House

Helena IR

Sarah Calhoun, owner of White Sulphur Springs-based Red Ants Pants, was the sole representative from Montana to a small business summit at the White House last week.

She spent Tuesday and Wednesday participating in panel discussions and attending forums with top policy advisers to the president.

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