Welcome to the Governor's Office of Economic Development

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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2015 Montana Economic Development Report

2015 Montana Economic Development Report 28 January 2016

2015 Montana Economic Development Report

Governor's Office of Economic Development

This is an exciting time for the state of Montana. We are experiencing strong business and employment growth, increasing wages, and expanding industries. Unemployment levels are nearly a full percentage point below the national average at 4 percent, and more Montanans are at work all across the state than ever before. Over the past few years, Montana has been consistently ranked among the top 10 in the nation for entrepreneurship, business climate, tax fairness, government responsibility, and income growth. Indeed, our state ranks within the top ten in nearly every economic category. While our economy and wages are growing in the private sector, in the public sector we are cutting waste, challenging every expense, aligning with the needs of the private sector, and eliminating unnecessary regulations and red tape.

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.
 

Sunburst Teams Sweep Challenge

28 April 2015

Sunburst Teams Sweep Challenge

Fairfield Sun Times

For the first time in High School Business Challenge history, three teams from one school placed in the top three spots.  Teams from North Toole County (Sunburst) High School have consistently been in the top ten throughout the spring semester.

The first place winners actually tied, with a final stock price of $108.55/share.  The third-place team ended with a stock price of $108.15/share.  All teams start with a stock price of $25/share.  First place team members receive a $750 scholarship each while third place receives $250.

Other scholarships will be awarded to a team from Plains High School who had the highest increase in their stock price between quarter four and quarter eight, increasing their stock price by $59.32 in the last four quarters.  And finally, scholarships will be awarded to a team from Ennis High School, recipients of the ‘Lottery Scholarship’ - a randomly selected team who finished in the top quartile.  These students will each receive a $250 scholarship

Bicycle Tourism Forum planned in Stevensville

9 April 2015

Bicycle Tourism Forum planned in Stevensville

Ravalli Republic

The Stevensville Bicycle Camp Committee is hosting a Bicycle Tourism Forum on Tuesday, April 14.

Montana Workers Ranked Highest in U.S. for Employee Engagement According to a Recent Gallup Poll

Montana Workers Ranked Highest in U.S. for Employee Engagement According to a Recent Gallup Poll 9 April 2015

Montana Workers Ranked Highest in U.S. for Employee Engagement According to a Recent Gallup Poll

Governor's Office

Workers in Montana, followed closely by those in Mississippi and Louisiana, had the highest levels of employee engagement in 2013 and 2014. With 22% of workers engaged, the District of Columbia had the lowest employee engagement, followed by New York, Minnesota and Connecticut.

More Montana Exports Help Small Businesses

26 February 2015

More Montana Exports Help Small Businesses

ABCFOX Montana

New numbers from the US Department of Commerce show the Treasure state filled its coffers with $1.5 billion worth of merchandise exports, a better total than in 2013.

'Smart Girls' co-founder Butte-bound for Equal Pay Summit

26 February 2015

'Smart Girls' co-founder Butte-bound for Equal Pay Summit

Montana Standard

“Smart Girls” co-founder Meredith Walker is the keynote speaker at the governor’s second Equal Pay Summit April 10 and 11 at Montana Tech.

Montana women leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), women entrepreneurs, and Gov. Steve Bullock, First Lady Lisa Bullock, and Lt. Gov. Angela McLean will also speak.

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