With states gradually reopening but around 100,000 businesses having closed permanently during 2020, Wallet Hub today released its report on the states with the most pandemic-proof small businesses. Montana ranks 49th across 11 key metrics. Montana ranks 25th in small business friendliness, however, and 22nd in states whose weekly unemployment claims are recovering the quickest.
There is one statistic we in Montana watch carefully. Namely, the number of highway crashes and deaths due to them. Park City-County Health Officer Laurel Desnick has a statistic but explains how not to become one of them.