Economy & Jobs
Jon has a common sense, made-in-Montana plan to strengthen the state's economy and create good-paying jobs for folks across the Big Sky Country.
Jon's #EmployMT plan will open new markets to Montana businesses, pave the way for innovation at our colleges and universities, invest in our state's workforce, and responsibly develop Montana's natural resources.
Another fundamental part of Jon's plan is cutting regulations to ensure Montana's businesses have access to capital so they can continue to grow and create jobs.
Jon is also fighting to strengthen our outdoor economy, which has been a huge area for job growth over the last decade and currently sustains more than 70,000 jobs throughout our state each year.
And, as part of his #Montennials initiative, Jon is pushing to improve economic prospect for Montana's young folks, so they can start their own careers in the Treasure State.
Additionally, Jon has hosted over a dozen Small Business Opportunity Workshops across the state to connect entrepreneurs with resources to start and grow their operations.
November 13, 2019| View More
As a part of his ongoing efforts to cut red tape and provide certainty for Montana hemp farmers, U.S. Senator Jon Tester this week sent a letter urging the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to quickly issue guidance to financial institutions looking to provide bank services to the growing hemp …
September 12, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced a $1,887,740 Department of Homeland Security grant to the Missoula Rural Fire District that will help the district hire 10 new firefighters.
August 20, 2019| View More
Following reports that the World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team are compensated far less than their male counterparts, U.S. Senator Jon Tester has signed on to two bills that would level the playing field for women in sports.
August 13, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester spent an hour fielding questions and soliciting feedback from a crowd of nearly 100 …
July 25, 2019| View More
In his continued efforts to #ConnectMT, U.S. Senator Jon Tester has secured more than $300,000 in federal funding to help the Miles City Airport reconstruct their runway, as well as rehabilitate and construct taxiways.