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 Secures $2 Million in Workforce Support for Pyramid and Roseburg Mill Closures
Montana to receive $2 million in total from DOL’s National Dislocated Worker Grant program, which Senator Tester voted to fund through appropriations; Senator’s funding will support former Pyramid Lumber and Roseburg Forest Products employees and their families U.S. Senator Jon...
On Housing Shortages in Montana, Tester Presses Federal Reserve Chair During Senate Banking Committee Hearing
Senator: “There are plenty of small businesses, schools, hospitals, main street businesses that can’t hire people, they can’t expand, because there simply is no place for them to live” As part of his continued efforts to lower costs and improve...
Tester Secures $900,000 for Montana Organizations Helping Homeless Veterans Get Jobs
Senator secured funding for program that helps at-risk and homeless veterans find meaningful employment; Program was codified by his Building Solutions for Homeless Veterans Act U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today announced he secured $900,000...