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.
 

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.

Valentine's Day orders bring in extra business for local chocolate shop

Valentine's Day orders bring in extra business for local chocolate shop 12 February 2015

Valentine's Day orders bring in extra business for local chocolate shop

NBC Montana

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, many shops are working overtime to get everything done just in time.

For Posh Chocolat in downtown Missoula, Valentine's Day is the shop's second biggest holiday for sales. Owners told NBC Montana this week is crunch time because that's when they receive the majority of their orders.

Governor Announces Montana Ambassador Awards

11 February 2015

Governor Announces Montana Ambassador Awards

Governor's Office

Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Ambassadors today announced the 2014 honorees that have made an outstanding contribution to economic development in Montana.

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