BULLOCK-WALSH JOBS PLAN Part I: Creating Opportunities for Small Business
Montana’s done a lot of things right during the Great Recession.
We’re one of two states that weathered the storm of difficult economic times consistently maintaining a budget surplus and an unemployment rate 2 percent below the national average. Our success is grounded upon making responsible decisions about budgeting and saving, making common-sense cuts when necessary and working hard to support a diverse economy.
Our state’s history taught us the danger of putting all of our eggs in one basket. As a result, Montana’s economy is one of the most diverse in the United States, with thriving traditional industries like agriculture and mining, to cutting-edge businesses built on information technology and biotech.
BULLOCK-WALSH JOBS PLAN Part II: Building the Jobs of the Future Right Here
Montana is a great place to do business. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has ranked Montana as the best state for entrepreneurship and start-up activity, and The Tax Foundation says Montana has the eight best business tax climate in the country.
As Governor I will move Montana’s economy forward by building the jobs of the future, right here. I will do that by ensuring that:
- Our state is positioned to grow the innovative industries that will provide good paying jobs here in Montana and help foster our economic growth in the future.
- Our traditional industry bases, including agriculture, tourism, natural resource development, renewable energy development, timber and manufacturing. stay ahead of the curve in facing the new challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
- Prosperity and jobs go to Main Street Montana.