About Us

prairielandscapeThe PhillCo Economic Growth Council is a citizen-driven nonprofit organized in 1986 and based in Phillips County, Montana. The mission is to assist in improving the economic stability of the Phillips County area and the standard of living of its residents. To provide leadership in the county relative to the retention and creation of jobs with expanded wealth of our residents and tax revenue for the communities.  Our organization provides many services such as technical assistance to new and existing businesses, grant writing and management of the Phillips County Community Fund.

 

Our organization works closely with Bear Paw Development Corporation in Havre, Montana. This partnership gives Phillips County Businesses and residents access to the Small Business Development Center. The Small Business Development Center gives new and existing businesses the tools and knowledge to succeed. Bear Paw Development can also provide low interest loans and technical assistance to businesses who wish to utilize state loan programs.

 

The communities we serve include:

  • Malta
  • Saco
  • Dodson
  • Whitewater
  • Zortman
  • Landusky
  • Loring

 

What We Do


We offer many services such as technical assistance to new and existing businesses, grant writing and management to the Phillips County Community Fund.  PhillCo also serves as a facilitator to the community, making contacts and connections to better serve the area.

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Business Resources


Should you choose to open, expand or relocate your business in Phillips County, we welcome you and the opportunity to work with you!  Please contact our office for support and resources to help you get started today.

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Mission Statement


To assist in improving the economic stability of the Phillips County area and the standard of living of the residents.  To provide leadership in the county relative to the creation of new jobs and new wealth.

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Did You Know?

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>> Montana is the #1 place to live the American Dream. 

 

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>> Montana ranks #1 in the nation in Start-ups per Capita 

 

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>> Montana is #1 in the nation where adults have a high school diploma or higher. 

 

Long Term Goals

Of PCEGC

Long-term PhillCo goals include:

  •  Establishing a regional trade center in the City of Malta and cultivating trade relations with our northern neighbors in Saskatchewan.
  • To expand and grow industries and businesses within the county.
  • To promote a good quality of life for Phillips County residents through assistance with public works projects and economic growth.
  • To maintain PhillCo Economic Growth Council as a long-term organization dedicated to development in Phillips County.

Our Advantages

1.

Prime Location.

Malta, the county seat is at the crossroad of US Highways #2 and #191 providing direct highway access to the US/Canadian Border at the Port of Morgan and urban communities of Billings and Great Falls, Montana.

2.

Wide Open Spaces.

Famous for wide-open spaces and diversity in landscape, Phillips County boasts a variety of wildlife and cultural history.   Phillips County makes up over 5,100 square miles which includes approximately 1.6 million acres of public (state & federal) lands mingled with 1.6 million acres of private lands.

3.

Charming Small-Town Life.

Residents of Phillips County place considerable value upon the positive attributes of small-town life such as: friendly people, non-crowded surroundings, good schools, access to outdoor recreation, and lack of crime.