Beaverhead County

Is the largest county by area in the state of Montana at 5,572 square miles with a population of approximately 9,500 people. For generations people have been drawn to Beaverhead County for its beauty, its heritage, and the lifestyle that rural living offers. Today, Beaverhead County is establishing itself as the premier destination for recreation, outdoor lifestyles, and is a lasting symbol of resilience.
Conveniently bisected by i-15 with an average daily traffic count of nearly 5,000 vehicles. We are home to The University of Montana Western with its nationally recognized Natural Horsemanship and rodeo programs (among many others), a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital, and world-renowned sporting opportunities.


Positioned within minutes of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, multiple mountain ranges, the Big Hole National Battlefield, and the Nez Perce National Historic Park. We are home to the Red Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, state parks, businesses of all sizes and within a days drive of some of best trout fishing and skiing opportunities in the world.


We are a local community on a global scale!


Beaverhead Development Corporation- The Beaverhead Development Corporation (BDC) is the local organization for all things economic development in Beaverhead County. Whether you’re looking to open a business, relocate your business or move your family to Beaverhead County we have the answers and resources that you need. We pride ourselves on our ability to get deals done and provide both new and current community members the support that they need to achieve business success.


With the BDC and our partner organizations our current list of services include 1:1 business consultations, grant assistance, small business loans, community development services and marketing consultations. We believe that the key to a strong economy is more than just job creation, and we serve the community in all capacities that help keep it such an incredible place to call home.