The mission of the Montana Lodging and Hospitality Association is to support continued growth of travel, represent the industry in policy and legislative issues, and provide operational and educational services for current and prospective members.

TBID Resources


In 2007 the state legislature adopted the law that allows for communities to develop a “Tourism Business Improvement District" (TBID). Currently there are 13 communities in Montana with established TBIDs and many others in the process or considering. The following sample documents are meant to provide you, the hospitality community, hoteliers, chambers/CVBs, local government, and others general templates or ideas for creating similar documents in your community.

The Billings TBID has provided the resource documents posted below. If other TBIDs would like to post sample documents you are welcome to do so. If you would like to receive a copy of any document in Word so that you can easily edit it, please contact Charlotte at the MLHA office -- 406-449-8408 or by email.

Montana cities that currently have TBIDs are:

Billings Bozeman Butte SilverBow
Glasgow Glendive Great Falls
Havre Helena Kalispell
Miles City Missoula Ravalli County
Red Lodge Shelby West Yellowstone

For further conversation and information about a TBID, please contact
--John Brewer, President/CEO, at the Billings Chamber of Commerce at 406-869-3720 or
--Steve Wahrlich, General Manager of the Best Western Plus ClockTower Inn in Billings at 406-259-5511.

Documents
--Sample Mayor Letter and City Resolution

--Sample TBID Hotel Petition

--Sample TBID Petition Form

--Sample Billings TBID Local Fact Sheet

--Sample Articles of Incorporation

--Sample Chamber TBID Contract

--TBID Community Development PowerPoint Presentation

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