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The motion picture and television industry supported 1,505 direct jobs and 407 production related jobs.
The software industry supported 4,817 direct jobs and 8,035 jobs in total.
Local television supported 4,460 jobs.
Local radio supported 2,660 jobs.
The app economy supported 3,710 jobs in the computing workforce.
$47.50 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry.
$20.29 million earned by new media and internet creators
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $68,615.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $613 million to U.S. GDP.
Local television contributed $1.96 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $1.16 billion to U.S. GDP.
U.S. Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 4,769
Visual Arts Total: 1,279
Performing Arts Total: 437
Sound Recording Total: 632
Literary Works: 2,421
Creative Community By the Numbers
1 video gaming company
150 commercial radio stations
18 commercial television stations
473 music publishers and 1,499 songwriters
36 newspaper publications
690 graphic designers
Notable creators who hail from the state of Montana:
Michelle Williams, actor
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, actor
Patrick Duffy, actor
The top 5 Montana daily newspapers by circulation
Billings Gazette, Great Falls Tribune, Missoulian, Daily Interlake,
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Montana is the only state whose constitution recognizes the cultural heritage of Native American Indians.
The last theater in Nuevo Deco style, the Washoe theatre, is located in Montana.
Montana has a “Treasured Artist” program where a Montana artist is given the title by the state’s Secretary of State.
was filmed in Montana. The bridge shootout scene in the movie
was filmed in Montana.
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