Montanans have proven that they are national leaders in business ingenuity and hard work. These strengths helped Montana weather the economic storm of the recession better than most other states.

The Main Street Montana Project, which was commissioned by Governor Steve Bullock and co-chaired by Larry Simkins of the Washington Companies and Bill Johnstone of D.A. Davidson & Co., has developed a bottom-up, self-sustaining blueprint to support the creation, recruitment and retention of Montana jobs. Over the last year, through roundtable discussions, community surveys and individual conversations, the Project has engaged Montana business, education and training, economic development and community leaders to develop a business plan for Montana, by Montanans.

Click Here to view the Main Street Montana Project's Business Plan for the state.

While developing this plan, we heard from thousands of Montanans. Folks from every county and tribal reservation had their voices heard. Learn more about what they had to say, by visiting our Main Street Montana Project Data Dashboard.