About Made in Montana
This program assists Montana businesses in developing and marketing their products both in and out of the state. The program, which also includes Grown in Montana and Native American Made in Montana, 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 in 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.
There are over 3,400 program participants producing Montana products and 250 retail locations and restaurants specializing in and serving authentic Made in Montana items. Members are everyone from food and beverage producers to vehicle and machinery parts fabricators; software and online management companies to log home builders; fine artists to homey crafts makers; canvas tent makers to emergency rescue blanket manufacturers; and so many more.
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 promise 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 if 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.