Research and Publications

No one expects you to have all the answers.
They do, however, expect you to find them.

Your business deserves informed decisions. Prospera understands that when you have the right information, your business will be better positioned to evolve and take advantage of opportunities. And when your business takes those calculated risks, we move forward as a community.

Economic Profile Report
Prospera's Economic Profile of Gallatin and Park counties is widely recognized as the leading business insight report in the area. It is updated and published annually and designed to help business and community leaders make informed decisions.

The Economic Profile can also assist businesses considering a move to southwest Montana, and be helpful to current businesses recruiting new employees to the area.

New in 2017, the Economic Profile has been expanded and redesigned, and is available for free online for the first time in the report's 30-year history.
Economic Profile Executive Summary
View a free PDF Executive Summary of the 2014 version of the leading business development report in the area. Coming soon: an Executive Summary of the newly redesigned 2017 report.


Business Resource & Relocation Guide
New for 2017, the Business Resource & Relocation Guide will be combined with the Economic Profile and available for free online by late March. Stay tuned! In the meantime, the latest available edition is the 2015 publication.


Cost of Living Index
Three times per year, Prospera collects data on the local cost of living. We submit this research to C2ER for national analysis, and we report back on local cost comparisons.

Annual Report
Learn more about our organization and read about Prospera's accomplishments and event highlights from the last calendar year, all of which is made possible by our members' support. Together, we are helping businesses and communities succeed.

Ask us your question
We are here to help. If you are looking for a specific piece of information, we can usually help you find it. Or, if you have a custom research project requiring a more thorough approach, ask us for support.



Publication Sponsorship Opportunities
Support entrepreneurs and economic vitality in the region while taking advantage of valuable marketing opportunities by becoming a publication sponsor.