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Montana Main Street Project Survey


Posted Date: 
August 26, 2013
Contact: 
Kelly A. Lynch, Administrator, Community Development Division, Montana Department of Commerce

The Main Street Montana Project, commissioned by Governor Steve Bullock and co-chaired by Larry Simkins of the Washington Companies and Bill Johnstone of D.A. Davidson & Co., aims to develop a bottom-up, self-sustaining blueprint to support the creation, recruitment and retention of Montana jobs.  The Project will engage Montana business, education and training, economic development, and community leaders to develop a business plan for Montana, by Montanans.

Over the past two months, through a series of roundtable discussions, the Project has engaged more than 1,000 Montanans to learn more about the diverse challenges and opportunities facing Montana businesses and workers.  The Main Street Montana Project aims to engage Montanans from all walks of life and from every corner of the state to build a business plan for Montana.  This plan will build on the strengths that have made Montana great, and finds solutions to challenges that our businesses and workers have faced for years.  The plan will find specific steps to address the unique needs of Montana's diverse communities.

This process can't be completed without input from Montanans like you.  The Project is now in its second phase, where we use this data to drill down to the specific needs of each county in the Montana through targeted community surveys.  The information collected from these surveys will help the Project develop concrete proposals to create jobs and encourage business growth.  The survey takes less than ten minutes, and gives you an opportunity to impact Montana's economic future for years to come.  The information collected from these surveys will help the Project develop concrete proposals to create jobs and encourage business growth.

To learn more about the Main Street Montana Project and take the Main Street Montana Project Survey, visit http://www.mainstreetmontanaproject.com/.

Kelly A. Lynch | 406.841.2770 | comdev.mt.gov