Small businesses are the backbone of the communities of Yellowstone County.
And coming here to start or expand your business is one of the best things you can do to set yourself up for success!WHAT CAN WE HELP YOU WITH TODAY?

Billings is an urban trade center with a diverse economy including energy development, world class healthcare and a large retail base. Known as Montana’s Trailhead, our city is home to many successful large companies including KOA Kampgrounds’ World Headquarters, GE Capital’s Center of Excellence and Wells Fargo Operations Center and many smaller companies like Red Oxx Manufacturing, EBMS and Mark Rite Lines – doing business all over the world.We invite you to explore our Think Billings website and if at any point you need more info, please contact us. We think you’ll soon see Billings is where blue sky meets bottom line™.

Let’s Think Billings!

Big Sky Economic Development is always working on interesting projects throughout Yellowstone County. Want to learn more?Click one of the projects below we’re focusing on right now.

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  •   Please mark your calendars for the BSED Annual Meeting, October 13th at 11:30 at the Northern Hotel. This years keynote speaker is Carl Casale, CEO of CHS, Inc.CarlCasale_500x516 CHS Inc. is a Fortune 100 business owned by United States agricultural cooperatives, farmers and ranchers.    
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Unemployment Rates

  • US - 5.7%
  • Montana - 4.4%
  • Yellowstone County - 4.0%

Labor Force

  • Yellowstone County - 81,499
  • Montana - 518,788

Minimum Wage

as of January 1, 2015


in Yellowstone County