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.
September 28, 2020| View More
To correct a longstanding disparity between federal firefighters and their state, local, and municipal counterparts, U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced the bipartisan Federal Firefighter Flexibility and Fairness Act, allowing federal firefighters more flexibility in shift trades without risking pay or affecting annual leave.
September 11, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $4,039,203 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support public health, housing, and economic disruption needs as a result of the pandemic.
August 7, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester and Governor Steve Bullock announced today that Montana will receive more than $5 million in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for AmeriCorps programs that support land and water conservation, resources for college students, community services, and access to justice for low-income …
August 6, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester is teaming up with a bipartisan group of his colleagues on a bill that would enhance support for rural communities, family farms, and small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
July 29, 2020| View More
With the live music industry shuttered across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) are pushing to make sure small, independent music and entertainment venues can survive until crowds can gather safely again.