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 Presses Biden Administration to Bring Regional Tech Hub to Montana
In letter to Commerce Secretary Raimondo, Tester continues call to invest in innovation in rural America; Tester: “Great ideas don’t just come from big cities along the coasts” As part of his continued efforts to bring a Regional Technology and...
Tester Statement on Silicon Valley Bank & Signature Bank
U.S. Senator Jon Tester released the following statement on the failure of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank: “I voted against bailing out Wall Street banks in 2008 and oppose any taxpayer bailouts for Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank...
Tester Statement on President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Proposal
U.S. Senator Jon Tester released the following statement on President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget proposal: “Too many people in Washington don’t understand the challenges Montana families face. At a time when working families are dealing with rising costs on...