Montana, and especially Butte, is a really beautiful place with an abundance of culture. Butte has one of the best summer festival seasons of any city I’ve lived in. People here are very receptive to changing technologies, as long as you can empirically prove that it works, and the Internet is fast. It’s technology, culture, and nature in sync.
Butte has a history of entrepreneurism, innovation and creativity, and is home to some of the best and brightest innovators, experienced capital and leaders in the nation. The Butte entrepreneurial ecosystem is fundamental to our success.
From the very beginning, the Butte Local Development Corporation, as well as this community, has supported REC Advanced Silicon Materials LLC with a welcoming business environment, a bright and workforce-ready talent pool of candidates, and exceptional quality of life for our employees. As we complete 18 years of operation in Butte, we remain very proud to call this community home.
Butte Silver Bow’s award-winning educational institutions – from K through higher education – contribute to Butte’s superb quality of life and experienced workforce. Our company depends on a trained quality workforce, and the Butte community and educational system have delivered.
I came to Butte because of its 2 gigabit connectivity and for a better work-life balance. I’m more productive at work, make a great wage which has allowed me to purchase a nice home. And, I can be fishing or skiing within 20 minutes from the office. What more can you ask for?
When we needed assistance in launching our clothing line, the Butte entrepreneurial programs and community were instrumental in reducing the barriers to establishing our business. They helped us navigate a wide array of issues spanning from business formation, employment agreements, contract negotiations and IP protection. As founders of an early stage startup, we are grateful to have continuous access to high quality business assistance right here in Butte.
After getting my B.S. from Montana Tech and moving around the country quite a bit, I returned to Butte in 1990 to attend graduate school. Afterwards, I had many career opportunities, but the pull of Montana, and Butte in particular, proved to be too enticing and I began working in Butte as an environmental engineer. Then in 1995, I joined Pioneer Technical Services, Inc., an engineering firm started a few years earlier by some friends. Today we are an employee-owned, full service engineering and environmental firm with our corporate office in Butte, and branch offices located throughout the northwest. Our firm has a simple perspective on business development—find good talent and keep it. Montana Tech affords us the ability to find highly skilled engineers, and Butte offers the quality of life these folks desire.”