Transportation Hub: Butte Montana

The Montana Connections Business Development Park is the only location within Montana where two highways intersect. Nestled at the intersection of Interstate Highways 15 and 90, we are the best place for good distribution anywhere in the Rocky Mountain West.

A map of montana highways and cities, with Butte circled for emphasis.
Map of Montana Highway System

Clients like FedEx Freight and Old Dominion Freight have thrived in our industrial park, in part, because of this connectivity. While the benefits of being so close to two major interstate highways are nearly endless; we have compiled five major advantages you may not have thought of:

A group of signs showing where businesses are in an industrial park.
Companies currently at the MCBDP

Access to all of North America

Major market centers are a straight shot on the two freeway corridors that stretch north, south, east and west. Reach prime industry and manufacturing cities, including Calgary, Salt Lake City, Spokane, Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego and Minneapolis with ease.

Desirable destinations are only a day away

Interstate Highways 15 and 90 allow you to get where you need to go fast. Interstate 90 is the longest Interstate Highway in the United States, running east-to-west and Interstate 15 runs north-to-south. As we said, desirable locations — including international ports — are on the direct route from our location in Butte, Montana. This direct route increases your ability to get exactly where you need to go in a reasonable amount of time.

A simple map of the US showing I 90 running across.
A map of Interstate 90

Greater predictability for planning

Major American interstates were carefully designed and constructed to allow for reliability. The Interstate System is a streamlined system that did away with infrastructure that caused delays and added infrastructure (passing lanes) to increase traffic flow. With access to not one, but two, major interstates, companies can better plan the logistics of their hauls, knowing with a greater surety exactly when their products will arrive where they need to be. At the same time, this reliability allows companies to successfully avoid delays, caused by traffic, construction and even weather.

A blue diagram with a truck, a train, and an airplane on it.
Ground an air transportation options.

Uniformity of regulations

With major market centers a straight shot in either direction, businesses don’t have to worry about meeting the weight, size and height restrictions of smaller highways. Interstates have a greater uniformity of regulations. While states determine laws and regulations for portions of the National Highway System that are not a part of the Interstate System, the Interstate System is controlled primarily by the national government. Set your mind at ease by knowing that whichever direction you’re heading in, you won’t have to worry about state-specific restrictions.

An image showing the regulatory costs per manufacturing employee annually.
Regulatory Compliance Costs in 2014 dollars (according to NAM).

Easy transfer of goods from truck-to-rail or rail-to-truck

We are the only place in Montana where two Class I railroads are located. Access to both the Union Pacific and the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroads allows for easy distribution both east-west and north-south. The Port of Montana is located within the boundary of our industrial park and assists companies with transfer between truck-to-rail, rail-to-truck, and truck-to-truck, so the world is truly at your fingertips.


Montana Connections Business Development Park boasts numerous benefits to help your business to thrive, including a transportation and distribution service that cannot be beaten.

So what are you waiting for? Join our family and take your business to a higher level.