In November 2014, the Alliance commissioned a survey from the UM Bureau of Business and Economic Research of 101 members with high tech and manufacturing operations in Montana. The results are in!Member responses allowed us to capture – for the first time ever – data measuring the size and growth potential of Montana’s high tech sector.
The report showed Montana’s high tech and manufacturing industry is growing eight times the rate of the Montana economy with average wages double the state’s median.
The survey also revealed what industry leaders said are the biggest advantages to doing business in Montana and impediments to growth.This report will be released to the media today. Visit the new Survey page on our website to read the full report (or an excerpt of key findings). You can also read the highlights in the press release.
This survey is an invaluable tool to guide our steps as we seek to help accelerate the growth of Montana’s high tech and manufacturing firms in 2015.
Christina Henderson, Executive Director