Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana

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Want to start a business in Montana? Great Falls may be your best bet

According to Motley Fool, in 2021, Montana was the #1 state for starting a small business. Some of the factors that go into such rankings include a state’s tax policies, consumer spending, business survival rate over five years, and labor laws.

Upcoming Trainings: Government contracting, training for Farmers Market Vendors and more!

Whether you’re just getting started, looking for new customers, wanting to grow sales through e-commerce, or focusing on workforce.
We’re here to help.

Startup Bootcamp for Life Science Entrepreneurs on March 6th – MSU Campus

This event is designed for investigators, graduate students, faculty, and early-stage founders launching or considering starting a life-science focused technology venture.

Newsweek lists NorthWestern Energy among America’s Most Responsible Companies

“This recognition honors NorthWestern Energy’s century-long commitment to provide customers with reliable and affordable electric and natural gas service while also being good stewards of the environment,” said NorthWestern Energy President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Bird. “We have long been committed to excellent corporate governance, deep community engagement and robust environmental programs. Our business practices reflect a respect for, and a commitment to, ESG policies and practices.”

A new platform is helping to democratise investing by making it easy for retail investors to support impact projects – New software tools support ESG investment

Enter fintech startup GoParity, and its platform that brings together social and environmental impact projects looking for funding with people who want to invest in sustainability. 

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 1-29-23

Here is our Top 23 for this week celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy — Montana’s Golden Triangle. And, sharing business resources and skill-building opportunities to empower your success.

Start or grow your business with an SBA 504 loan

We are Montana’s SBA 504 Lender, High Plains Financial

MSU Extension – The Remote Work Certificate course (RWC) Exit Survey

As we enter into the third calendar year of offering the Remote Work Certificate course, we thought it would be worth looking back on who has taken the course and why.

Need Summer Employees? Hire Youth!

The Yellowstone County Summer Jobs Program matches participants with a paid position, provides a paid foundational work skills training, and connects students with an adult mentor for the summer.

Montana International Trade & Investment Survey

If your firm has been involved in exporting, importing, or foreign direct investment, would you consider taking a few minutes to respond to the survey?