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.

Annual Meeting

Celebrate Montana West Economic Development’s 25th anniversary at our annual membership meeting on Thursday, December 1 at 4 p.m. at the beautiful new Jewel Basin Center in Bigfork. The meeting portion will begin promptly at 4 p.m. and include the election of our new board slate, some highlights from the past year, our strategic plan and finances for the year ahead, and feature videos and speakers. Following the meeting there will be a networking reception with drinks and appetizers.
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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.

Seminar Series

Learn from local experts in Montana West’s Seminar Series for businesses. Whether you are an entrepreneur in the start-up phase, you’re looking to grow your existing operations, or you’re considering selling the business you’ve spent a lifetime building, we have the resources and information you need.

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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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