A Business Plan for Montana by Montanans

For Montana by Montanans
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The Main Street Montana Project was launched in 2013 by Governor Bullock as an unprecedented mechanism in the State to solicit recommendations for governmental changes from the private sector. The goal of the project was, and is to create dynamic private-public partnerships, build and implement a business plan, and provide direction for Montana’s economic future based directly on input from Montanans.

The Rural Partners Initiative, which grew out of lessons learned and accomplishments of the Main Street Montana Project, will focus on empowering small towns in Montana to stay ahead, support their efforts, and ensure economic opportunities are shared throughout the state. The Initiative will engage in new partnerships in rural and tribal communities to bridge resource and capacity gaps, address challenges unique to rural Montana, and connect communities to share opportunities.