Montana Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Montana Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Montana Governor Steve Bullock.

Montana Governor Steve Bullock

  • Capital: Helena
  • Population (2017 Est.):  1,050,493
  • Largest Cities (2017): Billings, 109,642; Missoula, 73,340; Great Falls, 58,876; Bozeman, 46,596; Butte-Silver Bow (balance), 34,560
  • Targeted Industries: Value Added Agriculture, Data Centers, High Tech, Clean Manufacturing, Professional Services
  • Key Incentives: Big Sky Trust Fund, Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant, New or Expanding Industry Tax Abatement, Loan Participation Program, Value Added Business Loan Program, New Markets Tax Credits, Tax Increment Finance Districts
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $48.1 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

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State Listings

Montana Chamber of Commerce

Todd O'Hair
President & CEO
616 Helena Avenue, Suite 300
Helena, MT 59624
406-439-0289
[email protected]
www.montanachamber.com

Montana Department of Commerce

Tara Rice
Director
301 South Park Avenue, P.O. Box 200501
Helena, MT 59620-0501
406-841-2700
[email protected]
commerce.mt.gov

Montana Economic Developers Association

Gloria O’Rourke
Coordinator
118 East Seventh Street, Suite 2A
Anaconda, MT 59711
406-563-5259
[email protected]
www.medamembers.org

Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development

Ken Fichtler
Chief Business Development Officer
State Capitol, Office 234, P.O. Box 200801
Helena, MT 59620
406-444-5634
[email protected]
www.business.mt.gov

Native American Development Corporation

Leonard Smith
Executive Director
17 North 26th Street
Billings, MT 59101
406-259-3804
[email protected]
www.nadc-nabn.org


Utility Listings

MDU Resources

Gary Forrester
Government Affairs Rep.
2527 Gardiner Street
Billings, Montana 59101
406-208-8290
[email protected]
www.mdu.com

Montana Electric Cooperatives Association

Gary Wiens
CEO
P.O. Box 1306
Great Falls, MT 59403
406-761-8333
[email protected]
www.montanaco-ops.com

NorthWestern Energy

Rick Edwards
Director, Key Accounts & Customer Education
11 East Park Street
Butte, MT 59701-1711
406-497-3621
[email protected]
www.northwesternenergy.com


Regional Listings

Bear Paw Development Corporation of Northern Montana

Paul Tuss
Executive Director
48 Second Avenue, Suite 202
Havre, Montana 59501
406-265-9226, ext. 21
[email protected]
www.bearpaw.org

Beartooth RC&D (Resource Conservation & Development)

Steve Simonson
Economic Development Director
128 South Main Street, P.O. Box 180
Joliet, MT 59041
406-962-3914
[email protected]
www.beartooth.org

Big Sky Economic Development

Steve Arveschoug
Executive Director
222 North 32nd Street, Suite 200
Billings, MT 59101
406-869-8401
[email protected]
www.bigskyeconomicdevelopment.org

Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation

Beth Epley
Executive Director
P.O. Box 321
Terry, MT 59313
406-853-6471
[email protected]
www.epedc.com

Glacier County Regional Port Authority

Brenda Schilling
Executive Director
24 West Main Street, Suite 10
Cut Bank, MT 59427
406-845-3244
[email protected]
www.glacierportauthority.org

Great Falls Development Authority

Jolene Schalper, CEcD
Senior Vice President, Business Development
P.O. Box 949
Great Falls, MT 59403
406-750-4481
[email protected]
growgreatfallsmontana.org

Great Northern Development Corporation

Tori Matejovsky
Executive Director
233 Cascade Street
Wolf Point, MT 59201
406-653-2590
[email protected]
www.gndc.org

Headwaters RC&D

Joe Willauer
Executive Director
Thornton Building, 65 East Broadway, 2nd Floor
Butte, MT 59701
406-533-6783
[email protected]
www.headwatersrcd.org

Lake County Community Development Corporation

Billie Lee
Interim Executive Director
407 Main Street SW
Ronan, MT 59864
406-676-5904
[email protected]
www.lakecountycdc.org

Montana Business Assistance Connection Inc.

Brian Obert
Executive Director
225 Cruse Avenue, Suite D
Helena, MT 59601
406-447-1510
[email protected]
www.mbac.biz

Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District (The Bridger District)

Rob Gilmore
Executive Director
311 West Main Street, Room 311
Bozeman, MT 59715
406-577-2541
[email protected]
www.nrmedd.org

Pondera Regional Port Authority

Rob Cook
Executive Director
409 South Main Street, Suite B
Conrad, MT 59425
406-271-7237
[email protected]
www.ponderaportauthority.com

Port of Montana (Southwestern Montana)

Kathy Fasso
General Manager
119041 German Gulch Road
Silver Bow, MT 59750
406-723-4321
[email protected]
www.portofmontana.org

Port of Northern Montana

Larry Bonderud
Director
112 1st Street South
Shelby, MT 59474
406-434-5203
[email protected]
www.pnmshelby.com

Prospera Business Network

Paul Reichert
Executive Director
2015 Charlotte Street, Suite 1
Bozeman, MT 59718
406-587-3113
[email protected]
www.prosperamt.org

Snowy Mountain Development Corporation

Kathie Bailey
Executive Director
613 NE Main Street
Lewiston, MT 59457
406-535-2591
[email protected]
www.snowymountaindevelopment.com

Southeastern Montana Development Corporation

Jim Atchison
Executive Director
6200 Main Street, P.O. Box 1935
Colstrip, MT 59323
406-748-2990
[email protected]
www.semdc.org

Sweetgrass Development

Sarah Converse
Executive Director
521 1st Avenue NW
Great Falls, MT 59404
406-727-5173
[email protected]
www.sweetgrassdevelopment.org


County Listings

Dawson County Economic Development Council

Jason Stuart
Executive Director
300 College Drive
Glendive, MT 59330
406-377-7792
[email protected]
www.dawsonedc.com

Lincoln County Port Authority

Tina Oliphant
Executive Director
60 Port Boulevard, T-3
Libby, MT 59923
406-293-8406
[email protected]
www.lincolncountyportauthority.com

Montana West Economic Development

Jerry Meerkatz
President & CEO
44 2nd Avenue West
Kalispell, MT 59901
406-257-7711
[email protected]
www.dobusinessinmontana.com

Park County Economic Development

Katie Weaver
Extension Agent
119 South 3rd Street
Livingston, MT 59047
406-222-4156
[email protected]
www.pcmted.com

PhillCo Economic Growth Council

Pam Smith Wolsey
Executive Director
P.O. Box 1637
Malta, MT 59538
406-654-5525
[email protected]
phillco.org/about-us/

Ravalli County Economic Development Authority

Julie Foster
Executive Director
274 Old Corvallis Road, Suite A
Hamilton, MT 59840
406-375-9416
[email protected]
www.rceda.org

Richland Economic Development Corporation

Leslie Messer
Executive Director
1060 South Central Avenue
Sidney, MT 59270
406-482-4679
[email protected]
www.richlandeconomicdevelopment.com

Stillwater County Economic Development

April Limburg
Planning Technician
17 North 4th Street, P.O. Box 881
Columbus, MT 59019
406-322-8050
[email protected]
www.stillwatercountymt.gov

Two Rivers Economic Growth (Valley County)

Keegan Morehouse
Executive Director
313 Klien Avenue
Glasgow, MT 59230
406-697-8856
[email protected]
www.growvalleycounty.com


City Listings

Anaconda Local Development Corporation

Adam Vauthier
Executive Director
118 East 7th Street
Anaconda, MT 59711
406-563-5538
[email protected]
www.anacondadevelopment.org

Butte Local Development Corporation

Joe Willauer
Executive Director
65 East Broadway Street, 5th Floor
Butte, MT 59701
406-723-4349
[email protected]
www.bldc.net

Butte-Silverbow Community Development

Karen Byrnes
Community Development Director
155 West Granite Street, Courthouse Room 111
Butte, MT 59701
406-497-6465
[email protected]
co.silverbow.mt.us

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce

Joe Unterreiner
President & CEO
15 Depot Park
Kalispell, MT 59901
406-758-2802
[email protected]
www.kalispellchamber.com

Lewistown Area Chamber of Commerce

Connie Fry
Executive Director
408 East Main Street
Lewistown, MT 59457
406-535-5436
[email protected]
www.lewistownchamber.com

Malta Area Chamber of Commerce

Ann Sautter
Executive Director
P.O. Box 1420
Malta, MT 59538
406-654-1776
[email protected]
www.maltachamber.com

Miles City Area Economic Development Council

Andrea Carlson
Administrative Supervisor
1010 Main Street, Suite 18
Miles City, MT 59301
406-234-2705
[email protected]
www.milescitybusiness.net

Missoula Economic Partnership

Julie Lacey
Economic Development Director
500 North Higgins Avenue, Suite 300
Missoula, MT 59802
406-541-6461
[email protected]
www.missoulapartnership.com

Two Rivers Authority

Jeffrey S. McDowell
P.O. Box 324
1015 North Lessard Avenue
Hardin, Montana 59034-0324
406-665-1999
[email protected]
www.tworiversauthority.org