Feb 8, 2017|Press Release

West Paw Design Named 2016 Montana “Manufacturer of the Year”

“Our winner makes me proud to be associated with the manufacturing industry here in Montana,” said Bryan Wood, President and CEO of Wood’s Powr-Grip in Laurel. Wood serves as Chair of the MMA and is a past winner of the Manufacturer of the Year award. “West Paw Design has developed a number of proprietary technologies and has an outstanding track …

Jan 12, 2017|Press Release

TRIP REPORTS DETAILS MONTANA’S INFRASTRUCTURE CRISIS

Montana Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility is a report done by national research group TRIP. It details the state of Montana’s roads and bridges. It also details how the poor state of our roads is costing the Montana economy millions. Key findings from the report include: The report also provides data …

Jan 1, 2017|News Alert, Press Release

State Chamber Applauds Signing of Biotech Bill

The Montana Chamber of Commerce is pleased that President Obama signed the National Biotech Disclosure Bill last Friday. “A state by state patchwork of labeling mandates would needlessly increase the regulatory burden placed on Montana small businesses and increase costs for Montana families across the state,” said Webb Brown, President/CEO of the Montana Chamber of Commerce. The result of an …

Nov 1, 2016|Press Release

State Chamber Unveils 10-Year Strategic Plan at Annual Meeting

“This is about igniting sustained economic growth in our state,” said Webb Brown, Montana Chamber President and CEO. The business community is embracing Envision 2026. Early investors have already invested more than $800,000 to fund the first five years of the plan’s initiatives. The Chamber’s 5-year goal is $1 million. Top investors to date include BNSF Railway, First Interstate BancSystem, …

Sep 29, 2016|Press Release

Montana Earns 6th Place in National Business Tax Climate Study

For the fourth straight year, Montana has earned a sixth place ranking in the Tax Foundation’s 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index. The annual study was released yesterday. Montana’s neighbors, Wyoming and South Dakota, were ranked first and second for states with the best business tax climate. “We’re proud of the work we’ve done to get Montana to this level,” …