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

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.

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.

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.

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