Welcome to the  Montana 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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Governor Bullock Announces Business Expansion Funding for Two Missoula Area Businesses, 49 New Jobs to be Created

23 July 2015

Governor Bullock Announces Business Expansion Funding for Two Missoula Area Businesses, 49 New Jobs to be Created

Governor's Office

Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary today announced the award of $367,500 in grants to fund business expansion projects for two growing Missoula area businesses. The funds are being made available through the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF).

Governor Bullock Announces Economic Development Funds for Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes

21 July 2015

Governor Bullock Announces Economic Development Funds for Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes

Governor's Office

Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary today announced the recent award of $65,000 to support economic development efforts by the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. The funds will support a Business Development Manager position, which will manage several projects critical to economic success on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

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.

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