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.

2018 Title Sponsor

2018 Panel

  • Emcee - Nick Kaufman, WGM Group Inc.
  • Bryce Ward, Bureau of Business and Economic Research
  • Julia Altemus, Montana Wood Products Association
  • Jack Cohen, Forest Service, Retired
  • Tim Love, Forest Service, Retired

Previous topics

  • 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


  • Registration for the 2019 State of Missoula Event will open in late 2018.

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.
State of Missoula