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The Made in Montana Program is part of the Office of Tourism and Business Development of the Montana Department of Commerce.

The program, which also includes Grown in Montana and Native American Made in Montana components, helps build recognition for products that are "authentically" Montana. 

That means they are grown, created, made, and/or enhanced in the state resulting in 50% or more added-value. The program requires that individuals and businesses meet the program's value-added definition to utilize the trademarked image on their qualifying products.

It is important to note that the Made in Montana program is not a certification program for companies but rather for their products. To be eligible, the person or company producing or growing the product must sign a "self-attest" form that states the product meets the Made in Montana product criteria. The statement appears as follows:

"I verify that my products meet the Montana Department of Commerce, Made in Montana Program eligibility criteria of having either been grown, created, or substantially transformed within the state of Montana (and in the case of substantial transformation the value is now 50% or more of the individual parts used in the production process) and that I will only use the logos on products that meet this description as approved by the program"

Retail Stores and Restaurants can also join the program so they can take part in the promotional aspects. While they can use the logo to signify they sell or serve Made in Montana products, they cannot actually place a logo on a product even though they know it was made in the state.  That right is reserved only for a Producer member.

We offer an online directory of products in accordance with MCA 30-17-101.