Business Assistance Information and Links
Reopening guidance for Missoula County businesses
- Missoula County's reopening strategy
- Missoula Economic Partnership: Quick Reference Guide to Reopening in Missoula County
- Missoula City-County Health Department: Guides and checklists to help businesses reopen safely when closures are lifted
- Video: Food and Beverage Reopening Strategies
Missoula County Economic Recovery Task Force
Unprecedented efforts are underway to understand and respond to the impacts people are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Missoula County Economic Recovery Task Force is a partnership of public and private for-profit and nonprofit entities working to ensure you recover and prosper in the future by understanding how you are affected economically, improving access to resources that provide immediate assistance, developing new resources, and identifying any remaining gaps in resources.
Information on local, state and federal resources is updated regularly on the Missoula Economic Partnership website.
The Economic Recovery Task Force also has partnered with the University of Montana to launch BEAR Powered by UM to advise businesses requesting assistance or guidance in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Click the link below to register for assistance though this program.
MoFi Paycheck Protection Program Loans
Area businesses can apply for Paycheck Protection Program loan through MoFi, an agency that provides financing and consulting to entrepreneurs and small business owners across the Northern Rockies. MoFi anticipates a large volume of PPP loan requests, and applications are processed on a first come, first served basis.
Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
The Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce is working with Sens. Tester and Daines to connect with Missoula-area businesses and support their needs at this time. The senators are using responses to an online survey of businesses to guide their response.
You can also find an updated list of changes in the ways businesses are interacting with the public on the Chamber website. All businesses, regardless of Chamber membership, are encouraged to send updates.
When business begins to return to normal after the pandemic, the Chamber wants to immediately connect businesses to each other through Leadership Missoula. Applications for the class beginning in the fall are available on the Chamber website.
The Montana Nonprofit Association has compiled a list of COVID-19 FAQs related to nonprofits.