The people of the Gallatin Valley are innovative, adventurous and determined. They know that new ideas can lead to new jobs in new and existing businesses and to expanded economic diversity and growth. They don't necessarily know how to commercialize an invention or where to seek financing or how to strategically right-size a struggling business. Alternatively, non-profit organizations designed to support these efforts often have no way of directly contacting the people who most need their services.
The Gallatin Business Resource Network (GBRN) was created by the City of Bozeman and the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with many non-profit service providers, to clearly connect resources with need. By providing this one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs and current and prospective business people, the GBRN becomes an important tool for economic prosperity in the Valley.
The GBRN is intended to be inclusive. Non-profit organizations offering services and/or resources to the Gallatin Valley Business community are encouraged to participate by completing this form. The GBRN depends on individual resource providers to keep contact information and offerings current. The information provided within GBRN is not endorsed by any of the partners.
The Gallatin valley is one of the fastest-growing areas in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Bozeman is the regional trade and medical center and hosts top-tier medical, retail and cultural amenities that service southwest Montana, northwest Wyoming and eastern Idaho. Bozeman ranks 7th among 576 micro-politan economies in the US (study done by Polican, a Florida-based independent economic research firm). The city's Economic Development Council spearheads initiatives to secure opportunity and advancement for all levels of the workforce. Through innovation, collaboration and a focused effort, Bozeman is well positioned as a competitive and attractive place to live and conduct business.
The valley is home to Montana State University, a thriving research university committed to its land-grant mission including excellence in service and outreach. MSU's most valuable contribution to the state's economy is an educated workforce that attracts, promotes, and retains higher paying jobs in Montana. In addition, MSU offers an abundance of business assistance programs and resources in all disciplines that help Montana companies succeed. MSU has been recognized for successful programs in entrepreneurship and tech transfer and is dedicated to promoting and partnering for economic development in the Valley, throughout Montana and beyond.