The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research
Montana residents were surveyed during 4th quarter, 2012, and asked several questions regarding experiences that may have influenced them to relocate to Montana if they were not born in the state. Respondents who had relocated to the state were asked about business ownership in the state. The research presented here helps us to understand and quantify the number of Montanans who were influenced to relocate to Montana, likely for many of these same reasons. Furthermore, as illustrated by these survey results, these Montanans who relocated to the state as a result of having an opportunity to vacation or work seasonally here have a positive, state-wide impact in terms of business creation and business diversity.
© 2016 ITRR