Economic Development

Learn about all the resources available to help drive economic development in the City.


View open calls for bids, proposals and qualifications. 

Building Code

By working with City staff, you will benefit from their expert knowledge of building codes to ensure your construction project is safe, built correctly, and will last.

Licenses & Permits

Apply for a licenses or permit. 

Business Improvement Dist.

The mission of the HBID is to serve as a facilitator, provider and advocate for a planned, creative program that aims for the continual improvement of property values and properties in Downtown Helena.

Downtown Helena, Inc.

Downtown Helena, Inc.’s mission is to promote and publicize downtown Helena and DHI member businesses. 

Chamber of Commerce

The Helena Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting business, quality of life, and economic development through local business alliances.

City Funded Grant and Loan Programs

The City of Helena has partnered with the following organizations to fund grant and loan programs for non-profits and businesses. Click on each organization's name below to visit their website and learn more.

Montana Business Assistance Connection

The City has partnered with MBAC to help fund its revolving loan program to promote community and economic development.

Helena Area Community Foundation

The HACF has two non-profit grant opportunities available thanks to its partnership with the City.