Montana

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Montana.

outdoor recreation

25 Towns Chosen For Outdoor Recreation Economic Boost

The Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) program administered by the U.S. EPA, USDA's Forest Service, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) identified 25 communities.
Workforce Development

Workforce Development To Get The Job Done

Access to a quality workforce is a top priority for companies considering where to relocate or expand. Here’s a look at what some top locations across the U.S. are doing to address today’s workforce.
Local Government Leadership Program

15 Cities, Counties Picked For LEED Government Leadership Program

Local Government Leadership Program uses the LEED for Cities rating system to reduce climate change, advance resilience and social equity .
Minimum Wage

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.
CloudOne

Nashville, Bozeman Top 2019 Economic Strength Ranking

POLICOM’s annual ranking of U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan statistical areas is based on their long-term tendency to consistently grow in both size and quality.
Great Falls Montana

Great Falls, Montana Chosen As Food & Ag Development Center

The designation by the Montana Department of Agriculture will boost local economic development efforts in food and agricultural processing, as well as renewable energy.
Great Falls Montana

Montana Eggs Opens New $9 Million Facility

The 58,000-square-foot egg grading operation in Great Falls, MT will process over 280 million eggs annually to meet growing demand for organic, free-range eggs.

Bears Ears

A monumental fight over federal land is heating up in the state with the second-largest percentage of it.
employment outlook

U.S. Employers Plan To Increase Staff In Q2

U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain positive in Q2 2017 with 22 percent of employers planning to add staff between April and June, according to the ManpowerGroup.
2015 Economic Development Achievement Award 2015.

Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.

Boeing Announces Montana Site Expansion And 787-10 Work

Construction will begin this fall on the south side of the existing facility, with estimated completion by the fourth quarter of 2014.

How Green is Your Garden?

A foundation built on kitty litter offers a crash course for entrepreneurs through its partnership with the National Center for Economic Gardening.

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders

WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Great News! 2022 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2022 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards will now be accepted until Thursday, December 1, 2022. Winners will be featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Business Facilities.
September / October 2022 Issue

September / October 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2022 issue takes a look at sites for advanced manufacturing and finding tech talent. Plus, cybersecurity, semiconductors, and more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.