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.
June 7, 2021| View More
As part of his efforts to address the shortage of medical professionals in Montana highlighted most recently by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is introducing the bipartisan Rural Physician Workforce Production Act to bring more doctors to rural areas.
June 3, 2021| View More
Tester Urges Biden Administration to Investigate Attack on Meat Industry, Beef Up Critical Cybersecurity Infrastructure
Following a ransomware attack that forced beef processing plants to shutter and threatened the nation’s food supply, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is urging the Biden Administration to thoroughly investigate the incident and to beef up America’s cybersecurity infrastructure.
May 24, 2021| View More
BREAKING: Following Tester’s Efforts, Amtrak Reinstates Furloughed Employees, Returns Full Daily Service to Montana’s Hi-Line Today
Full, daily Amtrak service returned to the Hi-Line today, thanks to the efforts of U.S. Senator Jon Tester.
May 21, 2021| View More
As an increasing number of Montanans are vaccinated and Montana's economy reopens thanks to the recently passed American Rescue Plan, U.S. Senator Jon Tester pushed Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to issue guidance on resuming in-person activities at Job Corps Centers. Montana's two Job Corps Centers …
May 19, 2021| View More
On First Trip as Defense Chairman, Tester Meets With Troops, Inspects Military Installations After Briefings on Global Threats
On his first trip as head of the powerful Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense (SAC-D), Chairman Jon Tester …