Welcome from the Executive Director

Joe WillauerThank you for visiting the Butte Local Development Corporation website!
Welcome from all of us at BLDC, Butte Silver Bow County’s official economic development organization. Our mission is to lead Butte Silver Bow County in building a stronger, sustainable 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.

Along with its partners, the BLDC markets Butte Silver Bow County to reach company executives, site selectors and real estate consultants. The top public and private sector leaders in Butte Silver Bow County are involved in the BLDC, including business, government, academia and community leaders.

With a highly educated and talented workforce, a top ten engineering college and a great commerce location, Butte has everything your business needs to thrive. There are industrial-zoned business parks with local, state and federal incentives available for developers. Moreover, living in Butte is affordable, so you can see why there is no better place to live, work and play.

Domestic growth, capital investment, entrepreneurship, international business relations and corporate headquarters attraction are common interests of our membership. Their efforts in areas of workforce and K-12 development, high-tech manufacturing, information and communications technology, and recruitment, retention and expansion directly impact the economic vision and success of Butte Silver Bow.

Economic development results from the collaborative efforts of partners and members. 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, your employees, and your business.

Butte offers location, business, education and lifestyle advantages for your company. For more information on relocating or, expanding your business in Butte, please call us, we are eager to assist you!

Joseph J. Willauer – Executive Director

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