Local + State Economy
The 2012 Policom Economic Strength Rankings rated Butte-Silver Bow in the top 25 of 576 Micro Statistical Study Areas throughout the country. Butte-Silver Bow's ranking has improved dramatically—rising from 376th on the list in 2004 to 25th in 2012. Additionally Butte-Silver Bow was cited in 2012 as the being second fastest growing city in the state by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

The State of Montana’s Economic Development Report Card provides strong support for decision makers who are considering locating or expanding their businesses in Montana.


Site Selection Magazine
Nov 2012 Area Spotlight

"Montana: A Surplus of Riches"

From huge energy reserves to a record state balance, Montana lures companies with an aggressive recruitment pitch and a frequent-flyer recruiter.

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