• Montana State University
  • Bozeman, Montana


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The Montana State University Innovation Campus is a university-related research park located on land adjacent to Montana State University and centrally located in the epicenter of all education and research activities in Bozeman, Montana.


Montana State University is as remarkable as its setting. Created as a land-grant institution, it is a welcoming adventurous community of students, faculty and staff distinguished by its commitment to address the world’s greatest challenges. The university energizes individuals to discover and pursue their aspirations. It inspires people to engage with the university to improve the human respect through excellence in education, research, creativity and civic responsibility.

As a Carnegie Class Based on the classification system of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, MSU is one of just three institutions out of 4,600 in the nation that maintains “very high research activity” the highest level in the classification of research activity-yet is also predominantly undergraduate in terms of its student population. This combination means that undergraduates at MSU have access to high-level research projects that are reserved for graduate students of many other institutions.

MSU recently set a research record expenditure record $112.3 million-surpassing its old record by nearly $3 million. Top research departments included immunology, chemistry and biochemistry, transportation, physics, and land resources and environmental sciences; and much of the funding came from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, Defense and Agriculture, and private sources.

MSU research has led to significant discoveries that are changing the world. MSU holds more than 200 active technology licenses. In addition, 87 patents and 14 plant variety certificates have been issued for MSU discoveries with many more pending.


There is a reason Bozeman has been dubbed a “dream town” by Bizjournal.com and lauded for offering a high-quality of life by National Geographic Adventure. When you fly in over the Bridger Range, or drive into the valley, you will find yourself immediately surrounded by six stunning ranges of mountains. It’s easy to understand why people want to live, work and play here. The culture and amenities of a local symphony and ballet, the vibrancy of a college community, and an energetic downtown-Bozeman along with the friendliest people are the complete package. Bozeman Montana is a truly an entrepreneurial playground and an outdoor enthusiasts dream. You will find no other place with this type of quality life.


There are plenty of reasons to live in Bozeman, Montana. This has become much more evident over the last decade as the population increased nearly 40% since 2000. However, it is still considered to be fairly small boasting just over 38,000 permanent residents. It was elected as an All-America City in 2001 by the National Civic League and is home to Montana State University. Here is a closer look at some of the most noted reasons to live in Bozeman, Montana.

Reasons to Live in Bozeman, Montana

  1. Weather. Bozeman, Montana is often referred to as the Valley of Flowers. While the winters are filled with the best snow for skiing and all type of winter sports, the summers provide comfortable warm temperatures that suit every taste for outdoor activities.
  2. Growth. Bozeman has definitely become the up and coming community. It used to primarily rely on the surrounding agriculture industry to support the local economy, however tourism and an emerging technology sector are driving forces in the local economy.
  3. Attractions. There are a large number of attractions and activities. Some of the most notable attractions include: Yellowstone National Park, Montana Arboretum and Gardens, several museums (Museum of the Rockies, American Computer Museum, and the Pioneer Museum of Bozeman), Bridger Bowl Ski Area, Big Sky Resort, Moonlight Basin, and even a Gibson Guitar Factory and a large Community Coop.

    It doesn't matter what you are interested in, there is an attraction to suit your needs. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with all of the parks and resorts located nearby. For many locals, the Bridger Bowl Ski Area is definitely one of the biggest highlights. It is a locally owned, non-profit ski area that was designed specifically to provide locals with an affordable skiing option that features excellent terrain and some of the best snowfall in the area. It features more than 50 different runs that include green, blue, black diamond, and double black diamond trails. There are also a variety of cultural events and museums, and of course, a quality collegiate athletics program.

As you can see, there are a number of reasons to live in Bozeman, Montana. The weather lends the area to have an excellent agricultural base, which not only helps support the local economy, but also provides locals with amazingly fresh ingredients. Additionally, it ensures that all of your outdoor activities will be accompanied by beautiful surroundings. Finally, there are a large number of notable attractions that keep the tourists Learn more about the life in Bozeman

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