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We call Billings home. We love it here. We're proud to be the regional hub for financial services, world-class healthcare and consumer product manufacturing. This is our home and the place where businesses succeed, families flourish and the life balance most can only dream of is a reality.

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    For the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, researchers asked at least 300 adult residents in each of the 189 U.S. metropolitan areas how satisfied they were with the metro area in which they lived. The Billings metro area was among the top ten for residents’ satisfaction. 
    www.gallup.com, “City Satisfaction Highest in Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo.,” April 11, 2014

    Billings was ranked #154 out of 275 metro areas in terms of house price appreciation in 2014 (#1 = highest rate). 
    Federal Housing Finance Agency, House Price Index, 4th Quarter 2014

    Billings was chosen as a bicycle friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists. A “Bicycle Friendly Community” welcomes cyclists by providing safe accommodation for cycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation. There are four award levels: Platinum; Gold; Silver; and Bronze. The community achieved an award level of Bronze. League of American Bicyclists, 
    “Bicycle Friendly Community Master List,” Fall 2013

    The editors of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine chose the ten best cities of manageable size (less than a million residents) with a sound job market, reasonably priced homes, good schools, and access to excellent healthcare facilities. The Billings metro area earned the #6 spot on the Kiplinger’s list.
    www.kiplinger.com, “10 Great Places to Live,” July 2013

    The Billings metro area appeared on the Milken Institute “2013 Best Performing Cities” list. Rank: #50 out of 179 small metro areas. Criteria: job growth; wage and salary growth; high- tech output growth. 
    Milken Institute, “Best-Performing Cities 2014,” January 2015

    Forbes ranked 184 smaller metro areas to determine the nation’s “Best Small Places for Business and Careers.” The Billings metro area was ranked #40. 
    Forbes, “The Best Small Places for Business and Careers 2014,” July 23, 2014

    The Billings metro area came in at #47 for the relative comfort of its climate on Sperling’s list of “chill cities,” as measured by the Sperling Heat Index. All 361 metro areas are included.
    www.bertsperling.com, “Sperling’s Chill Cities,” July 18, 2013

    In general the Southeast and South-Central regions have the highest risk of weather extremes and earthquakes, while the Pacific Northwest enjoys the lowest risk. Of the least risky metropolitan areas, the Billings metro area was ranked #22. 
    www.bestplaces.net, “Safest Places from Natural Disasters,” April 2011

    The National Insurance Crime Bureau ranked 380 metro areas in the U.S. in terms of per capita rates of vehicle theft. The Billings metro area ranked #38 (#1 = highest rate). Criteria: number of vehicle theft offenses per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012. 
    National Insurance Crime Bureau, “Hot Spots 2012,” June 26, 2013
  • Housing Market

    Billings Number #4 on WSJ’s emerging housing markets
    The Wall Street Journal, "Emerging Housing Markets," 2016
  • Best Town

    Outside Magazine Best Town 2016
    Outside Magazine, "Why Billings, Montana, Is the Best Town," 2016
  • James beard Semifinalist

    James Beard Award Semifinalist Chef Nick Steen.
    Walkers, 2020
  • Outstanding Brewery

    Montana Brewing Company in Downtown Billings has won the most beer awards of any brewery in the State.
    KTVQ.com, "25 years of Montana Brewing Co.: A look back at the Billings beer scene," 2019
  • Best Place To Live

    Billings ranked #24 by Liviablity.com in 2019.
    Liviablity.com, "2019 Top 100 Best Places To Live," 2019
  • Tax Climate Rankings

    The Tax Foundation’s #5 for State Business Tax Climate Rankings 2021
    Statetaxindex.org, "2021 State Business Tax Climate Index," 2021
  • Best State to start a Business

    Montana ranks as best state to start a new business 2021.
    Montana Public Radio, "Report Ranks Montana The Best State For Starting A Small Business," 2021

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In Billings we offer a variety of great incentives for new businesses and those who are expanding. While we have tax abatements for significant property improvements and new construction, a lot of the programs are focused on job creation, and creative, cost-effective financing. Within primary sector industries, job creation and workforce training grants can reach a total of $10,000 per new employee which can really add up. Give us a call today or shoot us an email so we can walk through what is available to help your business thrive in Montana’s City!Give us a call today or shoot us an email so we can walk through what is available to help your business thrive in Montana’s City!


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