Message from the Chair

Ray-Rogers-ChairDear Friends, Neighbors, and Visitors:

It is common knowledge that Butte is a world-class tourist destination, however, our economy is built upon more than our beautiful geography, rich culture, and amazing history. We are a community full of economic possibilities! There’s an energy in Butte that invigorates, strengthens, and inspires innovation and entrepreneurism. We have a strong sense of culture and place focused on the importance of protecting and advancing our community and local businesses.

The Butte Local Development Corporation (BLDC) is proud to be Butte-Silver Bow County’s official public/private organization for economic development. Our mission is to lead our community in building a stronger and more diverse economy. We do this by promoting increased public/private sector collaboration, delivering business development initiatives focused on new investment and job growth, and enhancing the competitiveness of Butte’s business climate.

We invite you to become a part of our business community, building a better future for us all, while enjoying the highest quality of life right at your doorstep. We welcome every opportunity to showcase our community, along with its unique history and exciting future, to let you know how you can build a wonderful future for your family, employees, and business.

Why is Butte the community for you? Here are just a few reasons:

  • Over 1700 innovative and successful small businesses;
  • A central location, allowing access to both domestic and international markets via the Port of Montana;
  • Fast Internet speed and connection, a 2-Gigabyte fiber optic infrastructure that loops around the community – rivaling even Google;
  • Award winning public and private K-12 schools, plus higher education institutions Montana Tech and Highlands College;
  • A low cost of living with affordable housing;
  • Diverse corporate, regional and international business headquarters;
  • One of the most talented, entrepreneurial and diverse labor forces in the state, along with an ever-expanding talent pool;
  • A superb and affordable quality of life with quick access to nature;
  • Year-round music festivals, sports festivals, seasonal brew-fests, and incomparable outdoor recreation;
  • A positive “Can Do” attitude that reflects strong, ingrained worth ethics and innovative entrepreneurial ideas!

If you are already located in Butte, THANK YOU! Your business matters to us. If we can assist you in growing your business, please contact us. If you are not located in Butte, but would like more information about why our community is a world-class business location, please call us at 406.723.4349. Our experienced staff is ready to assist you with your business needs and to help your company succeed and prosper.

The BLDC looks forward to the opportunity of working with you and helping you learn about all that Butte has to offer you. Together we will lead this community in building a stronger and more diverse economy.


Maria Pochervina
President, Board of Directors

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