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The Helena Area Chamber of Commerce is the oldest chamber in Montana currently celebrating our 132nd year. The Chamber advocates for business and works on business issues continuously
along with addressing the many needs and challenges for business. Our current focus for our members includes workforce attraction and retention, facilitating growth in our business community and helping to move Helena forward for a strong economy and excellent quality of life.
VISION: Catalyst for growth; Convener of leaders and influencers; Champion for a thriving community.
MISSION: Engaging and supporting businesses to facilitate economic growth and community prosperity.
MBAC is a state Certified Regional Development Corporation (CRDC) and a federal Economic Development District (EDD) for Broadwater, Lewis & Clark, and Meager Counties. MBAC provides business counseling, business lending and community development including market
and demographic research. MBAC’s loan portfolio includes 17 different revolving loan funds that help to serve businesses with startup capital
or business expansion. Through the Community Development functions, MBAC provides grant writing and research capabilities that can fund business development, infrastructure development or improvements, and workforce training initiatives. Overall, MBAC is an organization that works from the federal level all the way down to the local departments of government. The MBAC region is truly a vibrant and growing area that is a great place to live, work, play and MBAC is proud to serve this area.
Montana is Business-Friendly
Montana is listed as one of the best states for business based off its friendly tax climate. Montana is listed in the top 10 for best state for entrepreneurs and small businesses. ( & www.
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