#26 Montana


6.62 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

6.38 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

8.54 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

Montana manufacturers are optimistic about their prospects for 2017, according to a survey of 250 companies released in March by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana. Montana manufacturers in 2016 shipped roughly $9.7B in goods, accounted for roughly 16% of Montana’s economic base, employ roughly 24,500 workers, and paid about $46,000 per year, per person in earnings, well above the statewide average of $39,000.

Key Industries

Agriculture, Biotech, Data Center, Manufacturing, Optics, Tourism

Key Companies

Adventure Life
Altos Photonics
First Interstate BancSystem
Glacier Payments
Loenbro
Stillwater Mining

Key Contacts

Montana Department of Commerce

Pam Haxby-Cote, Director
301 S. Park Ave.
P.O. Box 200501
Helena, Mt 59620-0501
(406) 841-2700
http://commerce.mt.gov/

Current Developments

2016 REGIONAL REPORT: The West

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