The Case for Collaboration

2020 State of Missoula

2020 Panel

  • Emcee - Jason Rice - Chamber Board President, Territorial Landworks, Inc.
  • Mike Markovich - Summit Beverage
  • Chad Suitonu - Juliet Development
  • Ryan Salisbury - WGM Group
  • Scott Eychner - Montana Department of Labor
  • Mark Roberts - Missoula Early Learning Center
  • Stephen Clawson - NorthWestern Energy

Featuring updates on

This year's State of Missoula event will provide updates on the status of current collaborative projects in Missoula including:

  • New Summit Beverage Distribution Center/Warehouse
  • New VA Clinic in Missoula
  • 2019 Missoula BUILD Grant
  • Pathways to Careers statewide website
  • Childcare center to be located in Cold Springs School
  • NorthWestern Energy solar power project partnership with Missoula County Public Schools

2019 Media Coverage

If you missed the 2019 State of Missoula luncheon, check out the media coverage of the event:



Missoula Current

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support the Chamber of Commerce's annual State of Missoula event by being a sponsor. Each sponsorship puts your business' logo in front of hundreds of attendees and presents a variety of marketing opportunities in return for your generous support. 

  • Title Sponsor - $7,500
  • Gold Sponsor - $5,000
  • Silver Sponsor - $2,500
  • Bronze Sponsor - $1,000
For more information about State of Missoula Sponsorships and benefits, contact Kimberly Hannon at the Chamber.

Previous topics

  • 2019 - Breaking Down Workforce Barriers
  • 2018 - Wildfires and the Missoula Economy
  • 2017 - Entrepreneurship
  • 2016 - Addressing Montana's Workforce Shortage
  • 2015 - Opportunities to Meet Community Goals
  • 2014 - Redeveloping Missoula
  • 2013 - The Impacts of Small Business: A National, Regional and Local Perspective
  • 2012 - Fluid Missoula: The Economic Impact of Water and Migration on Your Business
  • 2011 - Missoula Businesses are Leading Economic Indicators
  • 2010 - City and County Government Facing Missoula's Challenges Head On

The State of Missoula is an annual event hosted by the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce to report on the state of Missoula's economy, featuring testimony from local experts. Each year, hundreds of business people from around the community gather for lunch and hear from speakers about a specific topic that is at the forefront of the Missoula economy that year.

Each year's topic is selected by the Chamber's Board of Directors.