Montana Consistently Rated as a Pro-Business State with Good Business Tax Climate
Montana’s economy continues to grow and is one of five states in the nation with no sales tax. Business Facilities magazine ranked Montana 6th in the nation for best overall tax climate for business in their 2009 State Rankings. The overall tax burden is 8.6%, well below the national average of 9.7%.
Montana was Business Facilities magazine’s runner-up for Economic Development State of the Year in 2009.
The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC, and Business Facilities Magazine ranks Montana highly in a number of areas.
|Montana State Rankings 2011|
|Best Sales Tax Climate for Business||3rd|
|Most Educated Workforce||
|Best Overall Tax Climate for Business||6th|
|Overall Business Climate||8th|
|Lowest Cost of Labor||8th|
|Lowest Combined State and Local Tax Burden||8th|
|Property Tax Index||10th|
Business Facilities 2011 State Rankings http://www.businessfacilities.com/Rankings/BFJulAug10_STATE_RANKINGS.PDF
Ranking are based on findings from The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC. http://www.taxfoundation.org/files/bp60.pdf
There are a number of city, county, state and federal incentives, grants, and loan programs for businesses creating jobs in Flathead County. See our Incentives section for details.
Montana West Economic Development’s team is ready to help navigate the application process for these programs and work with any lending institution in securing gap financing or other business loans.