Business & Investing

Helena Business Resources


Helena Permits and Applications
Access the information and forms you need for City of Helena applications and permits such as business license.

General Business & Investing Resources


Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Find employment and labor market statistics, economic information, and the consumer price index.

FREDMontana
Financial Resource Education Database in Montana provides reliable, comprehensive financial education resources on topics including financial planning, credit repair, retirement, and more.

Montana Economy at a Glance
View current and archived magazine issues plus podcasts from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Access Morningstar Investment Research Center from outside the library (library account required)
Morningstar provides investment research, including stock and fund analysis, reports, and tools, as well as company, investing, and financial news.

Small Business Administration
A U.S. government website that provides information on starting a business, finding and managing loans and grants, contracting, and more.

Thomas Register
Find manufacturers, distributors, and service providers from actuators to zirconium and everything in between. This site Includes 67,000 searchable categories, downloadable CAD drawings, and breaking industrial news and information.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Search patents and trademarks, research patent law, and access patent and trademark forms.