Montana West Economic Development


The Resources
you Need For the
Business You Want

Do Business in Montana
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The Organization

Montana West Economic Development harnesses local resources, skilled workers, and business benefits to promote growth for entrepreneurs who want to relocate, start a business, or expand existing operations. From loans and getting deals done to shovel-ready sites, Montana West’s team connects businesses and entrepreneurs with opportunities to develop and grow their businesses.

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Montana West Economic Development is updating the Flathead County 5-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Community input is vital for this process. Please attend one of the meetings in April and May to share your ideas about challenges and opportunities for the county.

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The fast-growing Flathead Valley offers a
business-friendly environment, a skilled and
entrepreneurial workforce, and unparalleled
mountain views and outdoor activities.

W.E.L.L. Women’s Business Center

Montana West Economic Development is proud to partner with the W.E.L.L. Women’s Business Center to provide businesses and entrepreneurs with business services and opportunities to start and grow their businesses. Get coaching, take courses, and find community.

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Where We Live

Welcome to Northwest Montana


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Montana is the Treasure State, a nod to mountains that once produced fortunes in gold and silver. Hundreds of years later, the name still fits, especially here in the northwest corner. Business owners and entrepreneurs flock to the Flathead, one of Montana’s fastest-growing counties. We have state-of-the-art hospitals and schools, a vibrant arts scene, and a diverse economy, not to mention a natural playground that includes Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier National Park.

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Economic Development