Technology is changing Montana’s economy and creating new opportunities for good-paying jobs across our state. The first biannual Montana High Tech Jobs Summit served as a unique opportunity to bring together the nation’s tech leaders in the hub of Montana’s growing technology sector and discuss ways to create more good-paying Montana tech jobs.
A recent study by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research showed that Montana’s high-tech jobs are growing eight to ten times faster than Montana’s statewide job growth rate—with average wages of more than twice the median statewide income. And last year alone, 40 percent of the wage growth in Montana occurred in Gallatin County, which has emerged as a hub of high-tech growth in Montana.
Dr. Craig R. Barrett
Former Chairman and CEO, Intel Corporation
Partner, Arthur Ventures
Senator Steve Daines (R-MT)
Dr. Dava Newman
Deputy Administrator, NASA
Matthew K. Rose
Executive Chairman, BNSF Railway