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.
January 7, 2021| View More
Montana to Receive More Than $71 Million for Coronavirus Testing & Vaccine Distribution, Tester Announces
U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that Montana will receive more than $71 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat COVID-19 through large-scale testing and vaccination efforts.
December 16, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the final Packers and Stockyards undue preference rule:
December 15, 2020| View More
At Hearing on Future of Live Entertainment, Tester Urges Support for Montana’s Independent Music Venues
At a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the future of live entertainment today, U.S. Senator Jon Tester heard testimony on the dire circumstances facing independent music venues in Montana and across the country and urged support for his bills aimed at helping music venues survive the coronavirus pandemic.
December 11, 2020| View More
Tester Sends Critical Defense Wins for Malmstrom, Montana National Guard & Veterans to President’s Desk
The Senate passed key defense priorities today spearheaded by U.S. Senator Jon Tester as a part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 to support Montana’s military installations, servicemembers, veterans, and military families.
December 10, 2020| View More
Tester Secures Commitment from Vaccine Delivery Strategists that COVID Vaccines will Reach Montana’s Rural Communities Overnight
As hospitals in Montana’s seven largest cities prepare to receive the first round of COVID-19 vaccines for front-line health care workers once approved, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured a commitment from vaccine delivery strategists at UPS and FedEx that Montana’s rural and frontier communities like Chester and Harlowton will …