About Frontier Institute
Montanans consider our state the Last Best Place, representing to many the last frontier of urban development and a holdout for the western spirit of rugged individualism. The appeal of the frontier has contributed to Montana’s rapid growth, but not all are thriving. There is a growing division between those experiencing the benefits of growth and those left behind. Opportunity abounds for many in high growth urban areas, while others have simply “poverty, with a view.” While powerful interests use a one-sided story of this economic division as rationale for more taxes, regulations and government control, we promote economic freedom and opportunity as better solutions to the problems Montanans face.