Economic Opportunities in the Blackfoot Watershed

Over the summer of 2014, the Blackfoot Challenge, through a partnership with Headwaters Economics, conducted a watershed-wide Blackfoot Economic Development Assessment. We heard our members express an interest in having the Challenge more actively involved in coordinating and supporting local economic opportunities. We conducted this assessment to better understand the economic concerns, barriers, opportunities and priorities that exist throughout the watershed.

As we begin this new chapter, we will rely heavily on the participation and guidance of our members. Please give this report a read and let us know what you think.

Ideas for local growth and development based on conversations with local residents
- A Research paper by Headwaters Economics -

  • What resonates with you the most?
  • What perspectives or ideas are missing?
  • Where would you recommend the Blackfoot Challenge focus its efforts?

Please let us know what you think at: or 406-793-3900. Want a printed copy of the report? Send your mailing address to and you’ll have one in your mailbox within a week.