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Expand or Relocate to Montana

Montana Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Montana

MT business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Montana


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax

Sales Tax

Property Tax
Most property is appraised by Department of Revenue employees in regional offices. Local governments determine the mill levy requirements for each taxing jurisdiction. Property tax abatements include: New industrial property; pollution control equipment, gasahol producing equipment; electrolytic reduction facilities; property devoted to research and development; new or expanding industries; expanding “valueadded” machinery and equipment. Exemptions include: Intagible personal property; business inventories; machinery and equipment used for the production of ethanol from grain; business equipment with an aggregate market value of less than $20,000; industrial parks.

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
14% Lumber and wood products
12% Food and kindred products
10% Printing and publishing
9% Industrial machinery and equipment
9% Stone, clay and glass products

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Stillwater Mining Co. (Nye) - 850
Applied Materials (Kalispell) - 550
Weyerhaeuser Co. (Kalispell) - 450
Western Energy Co. (Colstrip) - 380
Montana Resources, LLP (Butte) - 360
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Yellowstone - 6,685
Gallatin - 4,545
Missoula - 3,825
Flathead - 3,626
Cascade - 2,300

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Billings - 6,065
Missoula - 3,535
Bozeman - 2,896
Kalispell - 2,647
Great Falls - 2,102

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• Montana Board of Investments Business Finance Programs
• Community Development Block Grant Economic Development Program
• Workforce Training Grant Program
• Microbusiness Development Centers
• Montana Small Business Credit Initiative (MT SSBCI)
• Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology (MBRCT) Investment Programs
• Montana SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program (MSMFP)
• Montana Facility Finance Authority Municipal Bond Program
• One-Stop Business Licensing
• Alternative Energy Producers Tax Credit
• Alternative Fuel Conservation Tax Credit
• Biodiesel Blending and Storage Tax Credit
• Capital Gains and Dividends from Small Business Investment Company Tax Exemption
• Contractor's Gross Receipts Tax Credit
• Credit for Increasing Research Activities
• Empowerment Zone Tax Credit
• Infrastructure Users Fee Tax Credit
• Mineral and Coal Exploration Incentive Tax Credit
• New/Expanded Industry Tax Credit
• Tax Increment Financing
• Montana Board of Investments Loan and Investment Programs

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