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.
April 8, 2021| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved an air right of way for the construction of a tram over I-15 that would take passengers from Butte to the Our Lady of the Rockies statue, clearing the largest hurdle in its production and paving …
April 8, 2021| View More
Tester Secures More Than $15 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Affordable Housing Across Montana
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that Montana will receive more than $15 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding made available by the American Rescue Plan to support affordable housing construction, purchasing, or rehabilitation for low- and very-low income families.
April 2, 2021| View More
Tester Brings in More Than $12 Million in Critical Support for Montana Counties Through Secure Rural Schools Program
Following his years long effort to revive and protect the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS), U.S. Senator Jon Tester is announcing that Montana will receive $12,197,140.10 as part of the program, helping to fund critical county-run services like law enforcement, schools, and roads.
March 30, 2021| View More
In Kalispell, Tester Talks Benefits of COVID Relief with Small Business Owners & Community Leaders, Stops By Kalispell VA Vaccine Clinic
While in Kalispell today, U.S. Senator Jon Tester visited Kalispell Brewing Company to discuss how the American Rescue Plan-the recent COVID relief package-will directly benefit small businesses, schools, and the local Flathead community. He also stopped by the Kalispell Veterans' Administration (VA) vaccine clinic to speak to volunteers and staff …
March 26, 2021| View More
Tester Secures Commitment from Treasury Secretary that American Rescue Plan’s $340 Million Meant for Montana Municipalities Can’t be Skimmed Off the Top by States
Following his successful push to include direct, targeted funding for local communities in the recent COVID-19 relief bill, …