Economic Development


The City’s primary economic development tool is the use of Tax Increment Financing. For a primer on tax increment financing view this PowerPoint Presentation. For further information on Tax Increment Financing opportunities for economic development, email City Manager Adam Hammatt or call 406-863-2406.

Montana West Economic Development Corporation

The City is a member of the Montana West Economic Development Corporation (MWED), a public-private organization that provides business development, expansion, and business relocation services. The City’s representative to the MWED Board is City Councilor Jen Frandsen and the alternate is City Councilor Andy Feury.

Chamber of Commerce

The Whitefish Chamber of Commerce also provides many business assistance, expansion, marketing, and information resources.