HELENA, Mont. — Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen expressed her appreciation for the Montana businesses who attended the Montana Chamber of Commerce’s and Montana Manufacturing Association’s Manufacturing & International Trade Day event in Helena this week.
The event brought “together manufacturing leaders, business executives, and employees alongside business associations,” according to the Montana Chamber of Commerce website.
Secretary Jacobsen attended afternoon sessions highlighting value-added agriculture, film production and media manufacturing, Montana’s international trade presence, and the importance of investing in Montana.
“Every speaker at the event stressed what Montanans already know – that being made in Montana is special,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “Businesses in the Treasure State are trustworthy and genuine; it’s the Montana way. This event allowed industry leaders to share stories about resiliency, their tenacious commitment to succeed, and the honor they feel in displaying their Montana pride.”
“Thank you to Todd O’Hair and the team at the Montana Chamber of Commerce, as well as Scott Sehnert and the Montana Manufacturing Association for hosting this popular and great event,” Secretary Jacobsen continued.
Organizers of the event recognized Secretary Jacobsen’s work to reduce government by cutting Montana business registration fees and waiving several other fees entirely. As a result, Montana had record business registration for a third consecutive year.
Secretary Jacobsen also intends to waive the 2024 Annual Report filing fee for all Montana businesses.
Attendees also celebrated the signing of House Bill 212 increasing the business equipment tax exemption. Governor Greg Gianforte held a ceremonial signing of the bill at the event.