State Policy Network
Frontier Institute

PO Box 5104

Helena, MT 59604

Mission Statement

Montanans consider our state the Last Best Place, representing to many the last frontier of urban development and a holdout for the western spirit of rugged individualism. The appeal of the frontier has contributed to Montana’s rapid growth, but not all are thriving. There is a growing division between those experiencing the benefits of growth and those left behind. Opportunity abounds for many in high growth urban areas, while others have simply “poverty, with a view.” While powerful interests use a one-sided story of this economic division as rationale for more taxes, regulations and government control, we promote economic freedom and opportunity as better solutions to the problems Montanans face.