In conjunction with other divisions of the Montana Department of Commerce and partners around the state, the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development (MOTBD) supports businesses through technical assistance, research, and access to grants and loans while inspiring visitation to maximize the economic impact of tourism, encourage private sector investment and ensure that Montana is a great place to live, work and play today and for future generations.
As the largest economic development organization in the state, MOTBD plays a critical role in strengthening the economy through job creation and business development. Although the agency makes a sizeable economic impact in the state, it was tasked by statute to provide more detailed reporting of their program results. With a large set of disparate programs spread across multiple departments and lacking a centralized system to collect, save, search and share information, MOTBD needed to implement a solution that was flexible enough to accommodate each program’s unique needs while also rigorous enough to provide oversight into their data. With the new solution in place, MOTBD has improved collaboration, reduced data silos and can now create detailed reports on the outputs of the agency.