Portrait of Jeff Peterson

Contact Information

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
2310 University Way
Bldg. 2, Suite 1
Bozeman, MT 59715

Phone: (406) 404-0277
Email: Jeff Peterson


Jeff leverages his deep experience in rural economies and the economic interdependencies among businesses to map and document Montana’s manufacturing supply chains. His work helps match buyer requests from across the country to Montana-made products, and identify new market opportunities for Montana manufacturers .

As an independent analyst he has lent market research expertise to entrepreneurial startups and provided economic impact modeling to clients in Montana and Arizona.

Previously, Jeff served as the economic impact analyst with MSU’s TechLink Center, where he worked to quantify the economic contributions of federal public/private research and development partnerships across the country. He also spent 9 years with the Arizona Rural Policy Institute in Flagstaff, providing data and analysis services to companies and governments across rural Arizona.

Jeff is a Dillon native and graduate of the University of Montana.


  • Project Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Technical Writing
  • Proposal Development
  • Market Research
  • Program Evaluation
  • Survey Design

Education & Professional Background

  • MBA, Northern Arizona University
  • B.A. English, University of Montana