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Montana is where ideas grow into opportunities.

Montana’s spectacular unspoiled nature and unparalleled access to public lands make for a one-of-a-kind backdrop to build and grow a business. Montana truly is an incubator for innovation.


Montana's Top Business Incentives

#1 for entrepreneurship and startup activity

Ranked #1 for entrepreneurship + startup activity   

According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, Montana consistently ranks #1 for entrepreneurship and startup activity per capita.

No sales tax

No sales tax

Montana has cultivated a business tax climate that allows companies to be competitive and grow. Click for more details on Montana's business taxes.

Strong public education system, including research universities

Montana has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country, as well as a culture of strong relationships among business, K-12 and post-secondary institutions to help employers meet workforce demands and engage in cutting-edge research and innovation.

Hard-working, skilled labor force

With access to world-class research institutions, two-year public colleges, and a strong apprenticeship program, Montana’s workers are first rate. Plus, Montanans are known innovators who are launching new companies and ideas at the highest rate in the nation. 


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Revribro Optics

Why Tech Company Revibro Chose Montana

Every tech company that can start in Montana and be maintained in Montana is in Montana’s interest. Perhaps [the] biggest impact locally, changing the story from we make wheat to we make wheat and a bunch of cool science stuff.

Chris Arrasmith, Revibro
Bozeman, Montana


"We wouldn’t be able to compete at the level that we do if we were located anywhere else in the country. It’s a distinguishing factor of why many of our partners want to work with us."

Anthony Krolczyk, LumenAd
Missoula, Montana