All things Glendive, before you come to visit this site will give you a taste of our beautiful town, plus the places to stay and eat while here.  

Adventures and Activities


From who to call for a building permit to where to look for business questions here is your starting point for business opportunities 

Just the facts and figures.  All the stats you need about Dawson County Business

​Dawson County Economic Development Council is committed to working with businesses, individuals and government as a whole to make a better, stronger more viable community to work and live.

The folks of Glendive and Dawson County are here to welcome and assist you to achieve your career goals.  This region offers the quality of life you are looking for with wide open spaces, outstanding educational opportunities for the entire family and friends to welcome you home.

Situated between the beautiful Yellowstone River and Makoshika State Park, Glendive the County Seat of Dawson County is wonderfully situated to become an active area for the energy industry, telecommuting, agriculture, small business development and light industry.

Dawson County, Montana is a rural county 8,558 residents, most of whom live in the economic hub, Glendive.  The city of Glendive proper has a population of 5,117, while its neighbor West Glendive has a population of 1,830.  Dawson County has 522 current farms and ranches, and 296 commercial businesses and we are willing and ready to grow.  Glendive is lucky to have Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway (BNSF)  in our community, with a working roundhouse, and help with transportation needs.  

Some of our largest employers are BNSF Railway, Glendive Medical Center, Glendive Public Schools, Mid Rivers Communications, Dawson Community College just to name a few.  We are also home of great manufacturing including SRS Crisafulli.  Don't forget we have a wide variety of smaller businesses, with room for more.  

​This area is served by Dawson County Airport, Interstate 94, the BNSF Railroad, daily bus service, Cape Air and freight service.  We have excellent high speed broadband cable and internet connections through Mid-Rivers Communications and Century Link.   Dawson County offers quality education; Glendive Public Schools and Dawson Community College.  

Dawson County features excellent recreation opportunities: dinosaur digs, paddlefishing, motocross, hunting, fishing, golf, folf, walking paths, sports including college rodeo, basketball, volleyball, golf, and shopping in unique stores.  We have outstanding tourist attractions such as Makoshika State Park the Crown Jewel of Montana State Parks, the Dawson County Fair, Makoshika Dinosaur Museum, Frontier Gateway Museum, The Retro Theatre, agate hunting