FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Butte-Silver Bow?
Butte-Silver Bow is a consolidated city and county government in southwest Montana. From its strategic location at the intersection of I-90 and I-15 Interstates and the BNSF and Union Pacific Class I Railways shipments reach out from this hub for business, industry and manufacturing to major market centers such as Calgary, Salt Lake City, and Spokane. Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego and Minneapolis and numerous other locations are also a straight shot on the two freeway corridors that stretch north, south, east and west across North America.

Interstate 90 (I-90)

  • Is the longest Interstate Highway in the United States at 3,101 miles
  • Is the most Northern coast-to-coast interstate
  • Crosses the Continental Divide over Homestake Pass just east of Butte
  • Terminates in the west at Seattle; and in the east in Boston

Interstate 15 (I-15)

  • Is the fourth-longest north–south Interstate Highway in the United States
  • Comes south from the Canadian border through the states of Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California

What does Butte-Silver Bow Community and Business Development offer?
  • North/South and East/West distribution across North America
  • Roadway and railway access and cross connections within a full-service transportation port
  • Large volumes of clean water, market-based energy capacity and strong transmission capacity; affordable natural gas
  • Abundant supplies of copper and molybdenum
  • Aerospace testing facility
  • Supercomputer that runs at 3.8 teraflops, doing 3.8 trillion floating point operations a second
  • Industrial zoning
  • Foreign Trade Zone
  • No inventory tax
  • Tax Increment District with financing incentives and infrastructure development support
  • Available engineers and technically trained workforce

What is Montana Connections Business Development Park?
Montana Connections Business Development Park offer strategic benefits for businesses and industries seeking to expand their reach and add capacity. Categorized as a mega park due to its 1,300 acre size, Montana Connections offers ample land and industry-friendly zoning in an appealing location. Key market destinations in North America are only a day away by truck or rail and the entire world is accessible through truck and rail delivery to international ports and via cutting-edge technology. The Park’s geographic location is unique and highly significant. Located seven miles west of Butte at the crossroads of I-15 & I-90, it is a gateway to Canada and an intersection between major US cities and thus is ideally situated for distribution of goods and materials going north/south and east/west. More information is available at www.montanaconnectionspark.com or by calling Kristen Rosa at 406.497.6470.

How do I contact Butte-Silver Bow?
The Butte-Silver Bow staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. USA Mountain Time Zone to answer questions and offer assistance. For more information please feel free to contact

Karen Byrnes, Community Development Department Director
406.497.6465, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kristen Rosa, TIFID Administrator
406.490.5768, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jon Sesso, Butte-Silver Bow Planning Department

Butte-Silver Bow Community and Business Development offices are located in the
County Courthouse at 155 West Granite Street, Butte, MT 59701.

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