Supporting a Community-Led Effort to Boost Eastern Montana Tourism, Business
As the folks responsible for promoting the vibrant, charming towns and stunning landscapes across our state, we know that Montana’s strong economy is driven in part by a thriving tourism and outdoor recreation economy. We also know that eastern Montana’s unique landscapes, historical and cultural sites, and opportunities for hunting and outdoor recreation are a treasure with untapped potential to support diversification and growth in regional economies.
Over the last year, the Department of Commerce worked with partners to hold 14 listening sessions with tourism and economic development leaders from 23 eastern Montana counties. Together, we dug into the region’s needs, goals and on-the-ground expertise when it comes to showcasing all that eastern Montana has to offer.
Guest Column by Tara Rice