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We have many partners across the state, consisting of other economic development professionals, organizations, and tourism industry professionals devoted to fostering economic prosperity in Montana.

Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA)

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MEDA is an association of economic development professionals and consists of business specialists, government employees, and staff members of affiliated non-profit organizations which promote and foster economic development activities in Montana.

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Logo

MMEC is an outreach center at the Montana State University College of Engineering. MMEC provides technical, business management, growth services and engineering assistance to manufacturers. Field consultants provide assistance with expertise in solving problems and continuous improvement for quality management systems, Lean Manufacturing, costing/financial models, and other toos for operations and future strategies.

Montana Innovation Partnership (MTIP)Montana Innovation Partnership Logo
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MTIP is a statewide program providing free outreach, training, and assistance to help Montana high-tech innovators and entrepreneurs launch and grow their small businesses by accessing research & development seed capital through the federal Small Business Innovation Research programs.

Montana Women's Business CenterMontana Women's Business Center Logo

The Montana WBC is focused on providing confidential business counseling and training services to women entrepreneurs and is a critical resource to those who are economically or socially disadvantaged.

The Montana WBC gives women the opportunity to excel in business and contributes to the growth of economies throughout the state.

Montana Small Business Development Center Network LogoThe State SBDC Advisory Council furnishes advice, gathers information, makes recommendations and performs activities necessary to comply with federal funding requirements. The Council leverages support for the SBDC Network, and provides advice to the SBDC State Director of matters relating to strategic planning, best practices, and solfing marketing and funding challenges in the statewide SBDC Network.

The Governor-appointed Tourism Advisory Council oversees the distribution of the Lodging Facility Use Tax ("bed tax") to Montana's tourism regions and convention and visitor bureaus, advises the Department of Commerce relative to tourism promotion, and fulfills other functions as defined by MCA 2-15-1816.

Tourism Regions and CVBs

Montana is organized into six tourism regions and 18 CVBs, each of which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting its area.

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