DeAnn Thomas, Director
15 Depot Park
Kalispell, MT 59901
NW Montana Business Expansion and Retention Program (BEAR) is a collaborative partnership of economic, community, and workforce professionals coordinated by the Kalispell Chamber. The mission of BEAR is to support existing businesses, business leaders, and job growth. Through consultation, analysis, and referrals, the BEAR program connects business owners to resources and gives policymakers the information they need to improve economic conditions for small business.
Thank you for building your business in the Flathead Valley. Your investment is important to our local economy and we strive to help you grow and improve your profitability. Studies have shown that as many as 80% of new jobs are created by existing businesses.
Tell us about your business. The NW Montana BEAR team would like to have a thorough understanding of your organization and your goals. There are programs and resources available that we hope will be beneficial to you and the strength of your business. You may not need any assistance right now but you will have a better understanding of what help is available and who to call should your situation change.
Give us your assessment of the business climate here. Tell us what is working and where we can improve. The NW Montana BEAR partners are committed to working to eliminate obstacles facing your business.