MSU tech park vies for federal research facilities, would mean 600 jobs to Bozeman

A Bozeman tech park is vying to become the next headquarters for two major federal food and agriculture research offices. The move would make the city home to more than 600 new jobs.

The Montana State University Innovation Campus hopes to sell the Trump administration on Bozeman as a base for the nation’s Economic Research Service and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture.

In August, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced plans to move the research hubs out of Washington, D.C.