Tech hub is great news for Montana


Last updated 10/31/2023 at 11:50am

The recent announcement that Montana has been selected as a federally-designated technology hub is great news for our state. Our new tech hub status will lead to millions in research and development investments, particularly in photonics technology that has wide-ranging uses in self-driving vehicles and agricultural equipment, as well as national defense and natural disaster response.

For those who don’t know, Montana already has 40 photonics tech companies employing over 1,000 people with high wages. Early projections are that the tech hub could expand that number to 5,000.

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