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By: Matt Rosendale

We have talented people, great businesses, and an unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit in Montana. By raising capital, Montanans can leverage those assets to start new businesses, expand existing ones, and create more good-paying jobs in every community under the Big Sky.

As your Securities Commissioner, one of my jobs is to encourage and help facilitate investment in Montana’s businesses. That’s why I launched my statewide “Invest in Montana” tour to promote capital formation.

At our recent Invest in Montana event in Libby, we discussed sources of capital, types of securities, how to properly offer and sell securities under Montana law, investor disclosure requirements, and crowdfunding, among other topics.

State Representative Steve Gunderson, County Commissioner Jerry Bennett, and a wide variety of business owners and community members came out to join the discussion. Tina Oliphant and the Small Business Administration talked about lending programs that are available through the Port Authority and SBA, and getting investment into small, rural communities like Libby and Troy.

Read more at The Western News