Business Resources

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The mission of PhillCo Economic Growth Council is 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.

If you are looking to open, expand, or relocate your business in Phillips County, we welcome you and want to assist you in becoming an important part of our community. Click on the tabs below to learn how you can take advantage of the business resources we have to offer in Phillips County and in the state of Montana.


“My favorite state has not yet been invented.  It will be called Montana, and it will be perfect.”

-Abraham Lincoln, 1864


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Business Financing is available through three local banks in Phillips County along with our regional Economic Development District, Bear Paw Development Corp.

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Businesses and entrepreneurs are selecting Montana due to our business-friendly tax climate, world-class workforce talent, and our supreme quality of life.

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Start A Business

Should you choose to open, expand or relocate your business in Phillips County, we welcome you and look forward to working with you to make your business successful.

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Links and Services

Find direct links to a variety of small business and entrepreneurial resources available to you to help assist in developing, expanding or launching your business today.

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Did You Know?


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


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


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

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Long Term Goals


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.
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Our Advantages

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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.

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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.

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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.

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