The state with the best education wins!


Senator Jon Tester to Washington: Don’t Tax Internet Shoppers

MATR Sponsor

PFL is a marketing technology company that provides sales enablement and marketing automation solutions, as well asprinting, mailing, and fulfillment services. They also provide some great Montana Jobs.

Dorsey & Whitney - An International business law firm, applying a business perspective to clients' needs in Missoula, Montana and beyond.

Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development - Driving economic growth & sustainability through tourism. The $3 billion spent annually by visitors circulates throughout Montana communities generating business & tax revenue, jobs & economic development opportunities.

Create Events. Promote Events. Sell Tickets Online

An investment of more than $1 billion has allowed NorthWestern Energy to provide more than 60% of its energy from renewable resources, helping it lead the way to a brighter future in Montana.

The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program encourages and supports the participation of companies owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in transportation contracts.

Space is now available at iConnect Montana's new 47,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art data center facility in Billings, Montana. 1030 Central features the highest industry standards for operating efficiencies, cost controls, security and reliability.

The Montana Department of Commerce works with statewide and local partners, private industry and small businesses to enhance and sustain economic prosperity in Montana. - Montana Is On The Move

The Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development is the state's lead organization to help businesses succeed in our state.

"Small businesses across rural America use the internet to compete and grow, a tax on internet sales will only hurt the little guy," said Lance Trebesch, CEO of in Bozeman. "Creating more bureaucratic red tape for small businesses and yet another tax will not help our rural communities. As a small business owner, I stand with Senator Tester against an internet sales tax because it will hinder job growth in Montana."

Senator Champions Montana Common Sense and Calls on Washington to Reject Online Sales Tax

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today urged President Trump and Congressional leaders to reject a controversial bill to establish an online sales tax, misleadingly titled the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017.

Under this bill small businesses in Montana would be forced to collect sales taxes for nearly 10,000 other states, cities and municipalities.

"Montanans have spoken loud and clear: we cannot afford a sales tax in our state," Tester said. "Consumers and businesses owners across the state don’t need Washington telling Montana how to conduct our business. Congress should be championing policies that allow for growth and create jobs, not impose more taxes. "

Tester wrote President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY.) to double down on his opposition to the Marketplace Fairness Act that would require small businesses to collect sales tax on behalf of other states and local governments when selling products over the internet. Small businesses would then be forced to act as tax collectors for others states and remit those sales tax revenues to the state or locality in which the customer resides. This bill also opens the door for other state and local governments to summon small businesses from Montana to their jurisdictions for unnecessary audits.

Tester’s letter was praised by Montana small businesses.

"Small businesses can’t be focused on growing jobs in Montana if they’re shouldered with the burden of serving as a tax collector," said Sarah Calhoun, CEO/Owner of Red Ants Pants in White Sulphur Springs. "I appreciate Senator Tester’s work to continue to fight this legislation."

Tester’s letter can be found HERE

MATR Supporters

Montana Technology Innovation Partnership (MTIP)- Promoting Technology Commercialization in the State of Montana.

For over 25 years, Zoot Enterprises has been a global provider of advanced origination, acquisition, and decision management solutions.

Big Sky EDA- Building Businesses and Creating Jobs in the Greater Billings, Montana area

As the hub of learning, creativity and innovation in Northwest Montana, Flathead Valley Community College is expanding

Arrow Solutions Group is a Montana-based technology staffing company providing technical resources to organizations in Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

Big Sky Commerce is an integrated provider of merchant credit card transaction processing services, check processing services, Internet payment gateways, related software application products and value-added services.

Aggressive, award-winning economic development support for business attraction, expansion and retention through financing packages, tax incentives and grants, site selection, workforce assistance, and strategic services. Talk to an expert today - Jolene Schalper, [email protected]

TechLink helps the Department of Defense to commercialize leading-edge new technology by partnering DoD labs with private sector companies for technology licensing, transfer, and research and development

Montana West Economic Development - Mission: To cultivate growth through the support of new and expanding businesses in the Flathead Valley

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce is the longest-standing and leading advocate for the Flathead Valley community and business climate.
Posted in:

News Catrgory Sponspor:

Create Events. Promote Events. Sell Tickets Online

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.


The best in Montana tech news

Get the most useful news and opportunities in tech twice a week, all for free.