Montana’s Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers work statewide to provide Montana businesses with the marketing know-how and technical tools they need to obtain and perform successfully under federal, state, and local government contracts. For more information, contact:
Government Marketing Assistance Group (GMAG)
Big Sky Economic Development Authority
222 North 32nd Street
Billings, MT 59101-1911
Contact: Maureen Jewell
Government Marketing Assistance Group
Northwest Business Center
P.O. Box 8300
Kalispell, MT 59904-1300
Contact: Doug Bolender
Montana Manufacturing Center
The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) is a statewide manufacturing outreach and assistance center staffed by full-time professionals with degrees in engineering and extensive experience in manufacturing and business in a variety of industries. MMEC is part of the nationwide Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), which assists small, and mid-sized manufacturers becoming more competitive and profitable. The Center provides training in numerous areas, including business management systems, CAD & design/product development, lean enterprise, process improvement, and quality systems. For more information, go to www.mtmanufacturingcenter.com.
Assistance for Women-Owned Businesses
Other Online Resources
Small Business Administration Business Opportunities – Provides guidance in basic contracting, regulation and policy, size standards, business marketing, writing contract proposals, and small business programs.
USAgov – The U.S. Government’s official web portal, providing information to businesses and nonprofits regarding government contracting, filing taxes and wage reports, state business licensees, employer ID numbers, exporting, and much more.