Flathead Business and Industry Association (FBIA)


Flathead Business and Industry Association, FBIA, is a non-profit organization advocating for business and industry in the Flathead Valley and Northwest Montana. We represent our members in local, state and federal matters affecting business.

Effecting Change with Action

FBIA diligently works on public policy issues impacting our business community throughout Northwest Montana including Kalispell, Whitefish, Bigfork, Lakeside, Columbia Falls, and Polson, Flathead, Lincoln and Lake Counties. Our non-partisan involvement provides an avenue for educating policy makers regarding a wide array of issues affecting our community. FBIA also takes its involvement one step further by recruiting pro-business candidates to run for office and to apply for appointments to advisory committees and boards.


We are an association for participation and action. Important issues currently affecting Flathead Valley’s businesses and industry:

• Impact Fees
• Public Policy
• Education
• Healthcare
• Insurance

• Transportation
• Our Economy
• Infrastructure
• Telecommunications
• Local, State and Federal Issues

Mission Statement

Applying business metrics to community, educational and political institutions for assisting elected officials in understanding the ramifications of their actions on the business community throughout Northwest Montana.

Contact Us:

We welcome your questions, thoughts and suggestions and we are happy to respond promptly.

Flathead Business & Industry Association
118 Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406.752.8681
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