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.

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


PeerSpectives® is a roundtable system for CEOs and leaders of second-stage companies. PeerSpectives® provides a forum where participants can improve decision-making, enhance leadership abilities, confidentially share challenges and experiences with their peers, and advance their network and capabilities as organizational leaders in the Flathead Valley. A new cohort begins in 2023.
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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