A single dollar spent at a locally owned business will result in five times that amount of economic activity through increased wages and the purchase of goods and services by that business.

It's with this in mind that Montana Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Commerce are encouraging all Montanans to take part in Small Business Saturday by shopping at local businesses and dining at local restaurants in their communities.

"Whether you’re looking for clothing, sporting goods, or toys, Main Street Montana businesses are a great place to find the perfect gift, while supporting your friends, neighbors and local economy," Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O'Leary said. "We’re encouraging all Montanans to make Small Business Saturday part of their holiday shopping tradition."

"Montana’s locally owned businesses help build the strong and vibrant communities that make Montana the best place to live, work, and do business," Bullock said. "These businesses create local jobs, enhance the economy, and preserve Montana’s one-of-a-kind character."

To find some of the best products Montana has to offer, visit Made in Montana's website.

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