Foreign Direct Investment

Montana World Trade Center is the primary organization working to bring foreign direct investment into Montana, providing significant staff time, expertise and funding to this initiative. We map existing FDI, message to a global audience about Montana’s strengths in meeting critical location factors for key industries, and coordinate participation in events designed to showcase Montana to FDI prospects.


Myriad opportunities exist for FDI into Montana as part of vertical integration of supply chain or partnerships with international firms…


-Photonics & Optics (*SW Montana has the highest per capita concentration of photonics & optics firms in the U.S.)
-Cloud Computing/SaaS (*UK’s Cognizant just acquired ATG and plans to grow operations from 200 – 400+ in the next two years)
-Bioscience (*UK’s GSK just announced a major expansion in Montana & Level IV bioscience lab in Montana)
-Professional Back Office
-Energy & Extractives
-Agricultural Processing
-Outdoor Economy (*12 million tourists annually to Montana, home to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.)



Visit Our New FDI Legal Index!

Click here to visit our new FDI Legal Index. This index is a compilation of federal and state statutes, regulations, and rules pertaining to human resources, taxation, business formation, immigration, and other legal issues you may encounter in the process of doing business in Montana.


Export Training

The World Trade Center Denver Online Institute offers a growing portfolio of online courses that will educate you on the nuts and bolts of international trade. Learn more here.

Learn about TechEx

The TechEx Initiative helps Montana businesses in industries such as cloud computing, photonics, and bioscience move to the forefront of technical exports by bringing together an experienced team in international trade and technical law and offering practical training based on the every-day experience of real Montana companies. Learn more here.

Tailored Partnerships

Our corporate partnerships are tailored to meet the needs of our generous supporters. Some wish to receive recognition as sponsors, some wish to support student learning, some wish to receive appropriate referrals, and some wish to partner on educational workshops that are helpful for business development. Call us at (406) 243-6982. We're happy to craft a program that works best for you.