Top Ranking

Where Butte Silver Bow Shines

Butte Silver Bow had the 2nd largest increase in the State for real nonfarm earnings and average annual percent growth, according to the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, which in an indicator of our strong economic performance.  Below are a few of Butte’s and the State’s top rankings:

  • The New York Times ranked Butte Silver Bow in the top third of the nation for quality of life and places to live.
  • Butte Silver Bow has seen 7 years of job growth due to the increasing diversification of Butte’s economy and the influx of new entrepreneurial activity.
  • Compared to the rest of the country, Butte-Silver Bow’s cost of living is 6.9% lower than the U.S. average.
  • The average commute time is 16 minutes, while the national average is 25 minutes.
  • The median home cost in Butte Silver Bow is $130,000, and home appreciation rose 4.30 percent over the last year.
  • Rated #1 by the Kauffman Foundation for Rate of Entrepreneurship
  • Montana was ranked #1 by JP Morgan for State Fiscal Prudence
  • Montana was ranked #1 by Xavier University as the Place to Live the American Dream
  • Montana was ranked #1 by the Sales Tax Institute for Lowest Sales Tax Rate – NO SALES TAX!
  • Montana was ranked #2 by the US Census for Population over 25 with at least a High School Education
  • Montana was ranked #2 by the US Chamber for fasted Export Growth
  • Montana was ranked by Gallup as #5 in their Wellbeing Index
  • Montana was ranked #6 by the US Chamber of Commerce in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • We are ranked #6 by the Tax Foundation for Business Tax Climate
  • The US Chamber of Commerce ranks Montana #6 for Long Term Job Growth
  • The US Chamber of Commerce Ranks Montana #6 for Per Capita Income Growth
  • The US EIA ranks Montana #6 for Percentage of Renewable Energy
  • The SBA ranks Montana #8 in the nation for Small Business Innovation Research Grants per Worker
  • The US Chamber of Commerce ranks Montana #9 for Small Business Lending
  • The US Chamber of Commerce ranks Montana 310 for Best Business Climate




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