Economy & Jobs

Jon is a fierce advocate for Montana’s working families and businesses in Washington, and has worked to expand jobs and opportunities across the state.

When crafting his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Jon worked hand-in-hand with Montana’s business leaders to secure targeted investments in the Treasure State’s infrastructure that’ll make it cheaper and easier to do business across the state.

By bringing urgently-needed investments to Montana’s airports, roads, bridges, water projects, and high-speed internet infrastructure, Jon is working to lower costs for businesses, grow our local economies, and create hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

Jon also championed the American Rescue Plan Act, which was a critical lifeline to countless Montana businesses and working families as we rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jon understands that when Main Street thrives, Montana thrives. That’s why he continues fighting to get the Small Business Administration and the Economic Development Administration the tools to get Montana’s entrepreneurs the support they need.

Tester Statement on the U.S. Economy Adding 528,000 Jobs in July
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that the American economy added 528,000 jobs in July, pushing total employment to its pre-pandemic level:  “Today’s jobs report shows that Americans...
Tester Secures $50 Million to Combat Montana Housing Crisis through American Rescue Plan
Homeowners Assistance Fund to help Montana residents stay current on mortgage payments Amid Montana’s worsening housing crisis, U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured $50 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the Montana Homeowners Assistance Fund to help homeowners that have experienced financial hardship...
Tester Secures $61 Million for Montana Small Businesses Through American Rescue Plan
SSBCI program will provide capital to small businesses to create jobs and expand operations U.S. Senator Jon Tester today continued his push to support Montana small businesses across the state grow and create good-paying jobs by securing $61,327,969 for Montana’s...