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
Telephone: 406-256-6871
Fax: 406-256-6877
Contact: Maureen Jewell

High Plains Development Authority
710 1st Avenue North
P.O. Box 2568
Great Falls, MT 59403
Telephone: 406-454-1934
Fax: 406-454-2995
Email: or
Contact: Karl Dehn

Government Marketing Assistance Group
Northwest Business Center
218 Main
P.O. Box 8300
Kalispell, MT 59904-1300
Telephone: 406-758-5436
Fax: 406-257-7283
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

Assistance for Women-Owned Businesses

SBA Office of Women’s Business Ownership

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.