The Role of Investor-Membership in Economic Development

Montana West is providing more resources to new and growing businesses than ever before. Many businesses in our Valley simply would not exist without our assistance in the critical states of launch and expansion. As a privately governed, nonprofit organization, we depend on investor-member contributions for roughly 20 percent of our operational budget. This crucial funding component comes from business leaders in the Flathead Valley who know that investing in the economic health of the community helps ensure economic success for all.

A healthy and growing economy requires concerted efforts from community and business leaders willing to invest their time, expertise and resources. Their support breathes vitality into Flathead County by ensuring a variety of businesses receive the economic and technical support they need to start, expand and thrive.

“Our firm has chosen to contribute to and actively participate in Montana West because of its strong Valley-wide representation dedicated to grow the economy of our area. The assistance provided to local businesses, startups, and those interested in relocation create jobs that help our area grow.”
Shane Jackola, Jackola Engineering & Architecture

Become an Investor-Member Today!

Are you ready to invest in the health of our local economy? Montana West investors know they help ensure businesses succeed in the critical states of launch and expansion, but there are even more benefits of being an Investor-Member! Check out our Membership Materials and join MWED today!

More about our Benefits

Montana West institutes effective ways of rewarding members through:

  • Business Referrals
  • Member roundtables
  • Committee participation
  • Facilitate business seminars
  • Member-only special events
  • Finance solutions for business growth
  • Opportunity to serve on board of directors
  • Free use of MWED Conference Room
  • Social media share and promotion
  • Success Story feature




Avitus Group
Big Sky, Inc.

Cornerstone Wealth Management
F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co.
Flathead Valley Community College
Freedom Bank
G4 Holdings
Glacier Stone Supply

InnSpace Projects, LP
Morrison-Maierle, Inc. 
Shaine R. Reece Insurance Agency, Inc. 
TrailWest Bank
WGM Group
Wells Fargo


Advanced Engineering
Auxi Solutions
Basecamp Coworking
Big Sky Public Relations
Cushing Terrell
City of Columbia Falls
City of Kalispell
City of Whitefish
Creative Sales
Crowley Fleck PLLP
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Elevated Accounting
Express Employment Professionals
First Montana Bank
Flathead Beacon
Flathead County Board of Commissioners
Glacier Park Int’l Airport
Insured Titles
J2 Office Products
J.W. Anderson & Associates, PLLC
Jackola Engineering & Architecture
Jordahl & Sliter PLLC
Junkermier, Clark, Campanella, Stevens, PC
Justin Meccia, Keller Williams Realty NWMT
KLJ Engineering
Kalispell Center Mall
LC Staffing

Kleinman Family Holdings dba Firehouse Subs
Mann Mortgage
MontanaSky Networks
Mountain Meadow Herbs
Murphy Business & Financial NWMT, LLC.
National Parks Realty
Nomad GCS
Northwest Imaging
Northwest Montana Association of Realtors
Park Side Credit Union
PayneWest Insurance Agency
Red Lion Hotel
Rocky Mountain Bank
Sky Vault
SoClean, Inc.
Stampede Packing
State Farm Insurance, Lyle Mitchell
Swank Enterprises
Three Rivers Bank of Montana
Turner Askew & Associates
U.S. Bank
Valley Bank of Kalispell
Western Building Center of Kalispell
ZaneRay Group

Partners and Contributors

Bigfork Chamber of Commerce
Chany Reon Ockert Consulting LLC
Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce
Evergreen Chamber of Commerce
Flathead Community Foundation
Foy’s to Blacktail Trails
Glacier Insurance Strategies
Glacier Wholesalers
Kalispell Chamber of Commerce
Kalispell Downtown Association
Lakeside/Somers Chamber of Commerce
Law Office of Vincent G. Rieger

Moore, Cockrell, Goicoechea & Johnson, P.C.
Raymond James Financial Services
RTM Bros.
State Farm Insurance, Tim Murphy
State Farm Insurance, TJ Wendt
Whitefish Chamber of Commerce