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., aims to develop 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 on the links below to learn more about the economic situation in regions throughout the state.
In the coming weeks, the Project co-chairs Larry Simkins and Bill Johnstone will present the business plan to Governor Bullock and the people of Montana.