Dawson County
Economic Development Council      
Welcome to the Gateway of the Bakken.....
Dawson County 

Welcome to Energy County

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.  Glendive is ready and excited for the new opportunities the energy industry has to offer.  

Dawson County, Montana is a rural county of 8,558 residents, most of whom live in its economic hub, Glendive. The city of Glendive proper has a population of 4,655, while its neighbor West Glendive has a population of 1,800. Dawson County has 522 current farms and ranches, and 296 commercial businesses, with over $40,000,000.00 in total sales—and we are willing and ready to grow. Glendive is lucky to have BNSF in our community, offering to help with transportation needs.  

Our largest employers include Glendive Medical Center, the BNSF RailwayGlendive Public Schools, Dawson County, Nabors Oil Well Service, Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Co., MidRivers Communications,Dawson Community College, Albertsons, Reynolds Market, and the Dawson County Correctional Facility. We are also home of some great manufacturing companies including SRS Crisafulli. Don't forget we have a wide variety of smaller businesses, with room for more.

The area is served by Dawson Co. Airport, Interstate 94, the BNSF Railroad, daily bus service,  and freight service. We have excellent high speed broadband cable and internet connections through Mid-Rivers Communications. Dawson County offers quality education—Glendive Public Schools and the Dawson Community College—and offers a trained workforce, or can provide training specific to your needs.

Dawson County features excellent recreation opportunities: dinosaurs, paddlefishing, motocross, hunting and fishing, golf, folf, walking paths, sports including college rodeo, basketball, volleyball and golf—and shopping in unique stores. We have outstanding tourist attractions such as Makoshika State Park, the Dawson County Fair, the Makoshika Dinosaur Museumpaddlefishing on the Yellowstone River, the Frontier Gateway Museum, the historic Bell Street Bridge, and more!

        Physical Address: 115 W Valentine Suite C* Mailing Address PO Box 173 * Phone:406-377-7792 * Fax: 406-377-7762

Dawson County Economic Development

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