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Montana Recovery Act State Memo

Montana has substantial natural resources, including coal, oil, natural gas, hydroelectric, and wind power. The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is making a meaningful down payment on the nation’s energy and environmental future. The Recovery Act investments in Montana are supporting abroad range of clean energy projects, from energy efficiency and the smart grid to wind and geothermal. Through these investments, Montana’s businesses, Montana Tech of the University of Montana, non‐profits, and local governments are creating quality jobs today and positioning Montana to play an important role in the new energy economy of the future.