madeinmontanaMontana is legendary for its natural beauty; spectacular landscapes, and expansive, open skies. The splendor of the state is reflected in the products made and grown here from fine arts, crafts, foods, agricultural and wood products to tools, machinery, software, and high-tech materials.

Purpose

The Made in Montana Program is part of the International Trade & Relations Bureau in the Business Resources Division of the Montana Department of Commerce. The program, which also includes Grown in Montana and Native American Made in Montana components, helps build recognition for products that are "authentically" Montana. That means they are grown, created, made, and/or enhanced in the state resulting in 50% or more added-value. The program requires that individuals and businesses meet the program's value-added definition to utilize the trademarked image on their qualifying products.

Who belongs to the Made in Montana Program?

There are over 1500 program participants producing Montana products today. Included are everyone from food and beverage producers to vehicle and machinery parts fabricators; software and online management companies to log home builders; fine artists to homey crafts makers; canvas tent makers to emergency rescue blanket manufacturers; and so many more. It is important to note that the Made in Montana program is not a certification program for companies but rather for their products. To be eligible, the person or company producing or growing the product must sign a "self-attest" form that states the product meets the Made in Montana product criteria. The statement appears as follows: “I verify that my products meet the Montana Department of Commerce, Made in Montana Program eligibility criteria of having either been grown, created, or substantially transformed within the state of Montana (and in the case of substantial transformation the value is now 50% or more of the individual parts used in the production process) and that I will only use the logos on products that meet this description as approved by the program.” Visit Made in Montana's website.