HELENA, Mont. – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen was proud to highlight Montana’s record-setting business registrations in 2021 during a presentation at the Montana Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Business Days at the Capitol on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Secretary Jacobsen, along with Governor Greg Gianforte and Montana Chamber of Commerce President Todd O’Hair, revealed more than 50,000 new businesses registered with the Montana Secretary of State’s Office in 2021, compared to just over 39,000 the previous year. The data comes from the Secretary of State Office’s Montana Business Economic Report.
“Our Montana Business Economic Report provides Montanans with valuable data about the health of the business economy,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “The number of new businesses in Montana continues to grow, bolstering our state’s economic strength.”
Secretary Jacobsen discussed the Secretary of State Office’s role in assisting Montana businesses in reaching their goals, including the importance of registering and securing business names. She also highlighted the Montana Business Spotlight series and the expansion of online notarization services.
The Montana Chamber of Commerce Business Days at the Capitol is an annual event that “brings together business leaders and government officials to talk face-to-face and participate in a variety of educational and networking events.” Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Talent, Learning, and Insights, Joe Whittinghill, and Miles Community College president Ron Slinger were among the guest speakers at the event this week.
Governor Greg Gianforte presented “The Last Word” to close the event on Thursday afternoon.