The Great Falls Development Authority in Partnership with SelectUSA by the US Department of Commerce invite you to join us virtually and in-person for a discussion with industry leaders at The Great Falls Select USA Spinoff Event April 27, 2023. View the event agenda here.

Watch the 2022 Spin-Off Event

Event Program

8:00-8:05 AM     Governor Gianforte, Welcome to Montana

8:05–8:10 AM    Jolene Schalper welcomes SELECT USA TEAM

8:10-8:20 AM     Frederick Van Den Abbeel, Business Attraction, The State of Montana

8:20-8:35 AM     Ed Friesen, CEO, Friesen Nutrition, Canadian Company expansion to Montana

8:35-8:50 AM     Morgan Tweet, CEO, IND Hemp on choosing North Central Montana

8:50-8:55 AM     Wrap up with Commissioner Joe Briggs back to Jolene Schalper

8:55 AM               Next steps Jolene Schalper

Morgan Tweet
IND Hemp
Chief Operations Officer

Frederick Van Den Abbeel
Montana Dept. of Commerce

Joe Briggs
Cascade County Commissioner

Governor Greg Gianforte

Ed Friesen
Friesen Nutrition

View the recording of SelectUSA 2021

Ten of the many reasons why Great Falls Montana should be on your list:

  • Successful multinational companies established in market
  • Work-force incentives and custom trainings
  • Established Ingredient, Food, and Beverage AgriProcessing Hub
  • Established back end office sector: customer support, insurance claims, billing, accounting, processing
  • Established Advanced Manufacturing and Steel Fabrication Sector
  • Operating costs 92% of national average and cost of living at 89.7% of national average
  • Interstate Corridor from Calgary Canada to Mexico (Can-Mex corridor)
  • Shovel Ready Heavy Industrial Rail Sites available today in the Great Falls Montana AgriTech Park
  • High quality ingredients and abundance of pure water
  • WE WANT YOU! We are a professional, internationally accredited economic development team that works for you. We are here for you at every stage.
Curious to see how these projects pencil out?For each of the vision projects we have project analysis that includes Project Descriptions, Cash Flow Projections, and Rent Roll Summaries.