Date of Award

Summer 2018

Degree Type

Non-Thesis Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Professional & Technical Communication

Committee Chair

Pat Munday

First Advisor

Rita Spear

Second Advisor

Glen Southergill


High tech is Montana’s new frontier for entrepreneurs. Advances in technology is reducing geography as a barrier, and we are experiencing a new kind of economic growth. However, building a high tech business in Montana’s mostly rural environment presents an array of obstacles for entrepreneurs and business owners. This project addresses these challenges and offers advice from some of the state’s activists, like business advisors, state representatives, and venture capital firms. A miniseries distributed via YouTube highlights key information from several in-person interviews, and outlines why Montana is primed for a high tech boom.


A project submitted to fulfill degree requirements for a Master's Degree in Technical Communications.