Several key themes emerged as the basis for achieving economic growth and sustainability, creating jobs and improving wages. As a result of our work, we identified five principles (we call them “Pillars”) as the foundation of an economic development blueprint.

Train and Educate Tomorrow's Workforce Today

Together, we can produce a pool of highly skilled and talented workers, improve our state’s economic productivity, and set a trajectory for sustained economic growth.

Create A Climate That Attracts, Retains, And Grows Businesses

By capitalizing on and supporting Montana’s entrepreneurial spirit, businesses will thrive and Montanans will prosper.

Build Upon Montana's Economic Foundation

As we reap the rewards of our resource-rich state, it is essential that we strive for long-term, sustainable growth and commit to making investments in our critical infrastructure needs.

Market Montana

In Montana, we know “the last best place” is more than a slogan. It is simply a fact that Montana is one of the best places to live, work, and raise a family.

Nurture Emerging Industries And Encourage Innovation

Technology and innovation are opportunities that can lead to expansion of new and existing industries.