Business Environment Questions and Issues
Western Montana is rapidly becoming a center of business development
on the I-90 corridor, which links the northern tier of states.
The range of businesses includes high tech, laser/optic, electronics,
information technologies and software and biotechnology. Montana
also has a small but growing traditional manufacturing base. Montanas
favorable business climate enhances the natural beauty which has
brought many of us to the state.
Initiatives Around the State
In terms of business development, the state is just achieving
critical mass in terms of bringing skilled entrepreneurs together
with skilled professionals to create dynamic new companies. I
co founded Montana Business Innovation Council (MBIC) to help
create a network or peers, mentors and professionals to support
innovative business in Montana. Mr. Wells is the current President
of (MBIC). www.mbic.com
- BETTRE Committee of the Montana State Bar
Mr. Wells is currently secretary of the Business, Estates, Trusts
Tax and Real Estate Committee of the Montana State Bar.
BETTRE is currently pursuing two initiatives:
a. A review of Montanas securities Laws
b. The Forms Project in which forms used by attorneys of the Bettre
committee are reviewed.
- Bozeman Technology Roundup
Montana Venture Law is a sponsor of the Bozeman Technology Roundup.
BTR is a nationwide contest to discover excellent entrepreneurs
with technology-based businesses that need capitalization. The
BTR introduces winning entrepreneurs with venture capital and
angel investors. The BTR has its own website, www.bozemantechroundup.com. Go see it its lots of fun!
Montana is a place with a great lifestyle, terrific public schools,
a high-tech workforce, and a major research university. Although
it is one of Americas best-kept secrets, Montana has a lot to
offer businesses, in both the old and new economy. Montana is
a match made in heaven a physical place and a state of mind
where entrepreneurs, quality of life and capital meet to create