Gianforte invites Montanais to return home and work remotely



For the many Montanais who have left the state to seek their fortunes in other parts of the country, Governor Greg Gianforte has announced a new initiative to get Montanais to return home and work remotely.

KGVO spoke to Gianforte right after the unveiling of a new website called Come Home Montana.

“For too long, Montana’s most valuable export has been our children and grandchildren,” Governor Gianforte said. “Everyone knows our quality of life in Montana, but this campaign, it will be social media, direct mail and website, reminds former residents of the state what a great place Montana is to live, work and to raise a family. We want them to come home.

Gianforte developed the Come Home Montana plan.

“The Come Home Montana campaign really encourages Montanais who have moved out of state to come back and work remotely from here,” he said. “Maybe they can start a business or take advantage of the employment opportunities that we have here in the State.”

Gianforte is using the tools learned during the pandemic to bring businesses back to Montana.

“One of the positive sides of this pandemic is for so many Montanais who have moved, who have office jobs, they have realized that they no longer have to go to work,” he said. “And so by using some of the money from the US bailout, we’re building broadband across the state. So graphic designers, software developers, lawyers and others who have office jobs, we encourage them to come home, bring their work with them and in doing so strengthen our local community.

After seeing so much turmoil in the country’s big cities, Gianforte invites Montanais to come home and enjoy the best of both worlds.

“People who grew up all over the state remember the quality of life,” he said. “For example, you know that a lot of times you never take the keys out of your ignition, you don’t worry about crime like you do in a big city. And sadly the Montanais are trapped in some of those concrete jungles on every coast and honestly we want them to come back.

Learn more about the Come Home Montana campaign here.

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