Monday, November 19 2018
While Montana has long been known for its scenic beauty, rugged landscape and its history of extractive industries and productive agriculture, the Montana story has quickly evolved to include new and expanding industries that are accelerating the state’s innovation economy and leveraging the entrepreneurial spirit that will define Montana’s future. With the fifth-best business tax climate in the nation, the state is seeing a rapid influx of businesses from the coasts, as well as home-grown ventures. Montana has indeed been discovered, and businesses in the state are enjoying substantial economic and quality of life advantages over their rivals.
Montana’s flourishing high-tech sector has been growing rapidly and that pace is accelerating – now expanding nine times faster than the statewide economy, and generating $1.7 billion in revenues. High-tech firms have experienced 18 percent overall growth in the past year, and pay on average more than twice Montana’s median income. While many of these firms are homegrown, the number of tech sector companies relocating to Montana is also expanding as these firms seek a high quality of life for their employees and a soft landing for growing their business.
Wednesday, November 29 2017
Montana’s rugged beauty and pioneering legacy has forged a modern-day culture of self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship. Under Governor Steve Bullock’s leadership, the State has seen unprecedented business and industry growth, startup activity, and a refinement of longstanding culture of innovation. The State's diverse economy affords the opportunity to embrace the changes brought by growth industries while encouraging efficiencies in traditional sectors.
While Montana's most important industries have been agriculture and natural resource extraction, the State has become a hub for high-tech businesses. A reflection of the State’s focus to be more than The Best Vacation You’ll Ever Take, Montana is desirable to a skilled workforce weary of gridlocked traffic and the high cost of living. Small tech companies are attracted to a collaborative culture for both businesses and workforce who know they can live an amazing life without sacrificing their careers.
Tuesday, November 22 2016
By Governor Steve Bullock
In my first four years as Montana’s Governor, I worked hard to promote our state as a great place not only to visit but to live and work. Our public lands featuring pristine views, amazing outdoor opportunities and blue ribbon trout streams offer much to folks looking to take advantage of our natural treasures, however, people are increasingly recognizing we have businesses opportunities to match.
I am proud that Montana boasts one of the best businesses tax climates in the nation and a workforce that is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to fill today’s most in-demand careers. Business leaders from across the country and world know it is a great place for businesses looking to expand, or entrepreneurs searching for a place to make their dream a reality.
Monday, November 30 2015
By Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana
With pristine views, amazing outdoor opportunities and blue ribbon trout streams, Montana has plenty to offer folks looking to take advantage of our natural treasures; however, what many folks do not know is that we have economic and businesses opportunities to match.
Boasting low unemployment, more Montanans on the job than ever before, one of the best businesses tax climates in the nation, and a workforce that is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to fill today’s most in-demand careers; it is a great place for businesses looking to expand, or entrepreneurs searching for a place to make their dream a reality.
The Montana economy continues to flourish with solid foundations in agriculture, mining, and tourism.
Montana has long been known as the Treasure State due to its wealth of natural resources. Montana copper played no small role in the electrification of the U.S. The state's mines helped electrify the nation and powered the first trains into the west, and its vast forests and productive plains have provided food and shelter not only to our nation but to the world. Montana continues to thrive in the 21st century, thanks not only to our abundant natural resources but due to our excellent business climate and the quality of our people.