The Governor's Office of Economic Development serves to advise the Governor on policy issues related to economic development; lead the state's business recruitment, retention, expansion, and start-up efforts; and serves as the state's primary economic development liaison between federal, state, and local agencies, Montana tribal governments, private nonprofit economic development organizations and the private sector.
We work directly with Local Development Organizations, Certified Regional Development Corporations, and Tribes toward the retention, recruitment, and expansion of businesses. We help structure deals making maximum beneficial use of state programs and resources.
In the process, we also focus on workforce development, infrastructure development, technology development and permitting/regulatory issues. Additional areas of activity include economic development finance and tools, information tools, sector development, and cluster support.
The office is headed by the Chief Business Development Officer and two economic development specialists (project development/administration, workforce development, Indian development, energy development and value-added agriculture development) and an office manager/executive assistant.