Center For New Frontiers

THE MISSION

The Center for New Frontiers is dedicated to opening new frontiers for freedom so Montanans can build and create an abundant future.


2023-2025 Policy Priorities

The Center’s biennium policy priorities are:

– Securing fundamental rights to enable economic dynamism
– Regulatory reforms to empower innovators and entrepreneurs
– Encouraging crypto and blockchain innovation
– Eliminating policy barriers to energy abundance
– Developing pro-innovation environmental policy


Montana 2050 Project

The Center will also lead the Montana 2050 Project, an initiative to develop a long-range free market policy vision for issues critical to future economic prosperity. During the 23-25 Biennium, the Center will explore long-range Montana 2050 priorities in the following issue areas:

– Property Rights
– Occupational Licensing
– Education
– Red Tape Relief

MEPA Blocks Montana Wind Energy

MEPA Blocks Montana Wind Energy

"Regardless of perspective, our current permitting process and the litigation it fosters undoubtedly led to the demise of the Coyote Wind project."

By Tanner Avery

Montana At A Crossroads

Montana At A Crossroads

"I don’t think the ‘Montana Miracle’ is a one-time fluke. I think it can represent a new paradigm of politics in Montana, where the left and right join together in common belief that Montanans must be free to build, innovate, and progress in order to overcome the biggest challenges facing our state."

By Kendall Cotton

Montana Blockchain Innovator: Alex Shefrin

Montana Blockchain Innovator: Alex Shefrin

"Now is the perfect time to nurture Montanans’ entrepreneurial spirit to have this technology be home-grown right here. Montana is a great place to live – it’s time we make it a great place to build decentralized innovations."

By Tanner Avery

Bullish On AI

Bullish On AI

"Montana has every reason to be bullish on AI, but without leaders doing more to champion these innovations, we may have our incoming productivity boom prematurely thwarted."

By Tanner Avery

Montana Blockchain Innovator: Leigh Drogen

Montana Blockchain Innovator: Leigh Drogen

"The implication of crypto is that Americans will end up saving a tremendous amount of money on the cost of every economic transaction they do – whether it's a lower interest rate you have to pay when you take out a loan, or a lower fee associated with buying that cup of coffee."

By Tanner Avery

Public Comment To DEQ MEPA Working Group 4.15.24

Public Comment To DEQ MEPA Working Group 4.15.24

"If this really is a climate emergency, like some suggest, then we should be doing everything in our power to streamline our permitting process, NOT implementing more red tape on projects that will ultimately benefit the climate."

By Tanner Avery

Public Comment On PSC Petition For Rulemaking 4.8.24

Public Comment On PSC Petition For Rulemaking 4.8.24

"If the petitioners would like the PSC to implement a carbon tax on Montana utility customers through ratemaking, they should pursue future legislation which would direct the PSC to do so, rather than attempting to run it through the back door via administrative rulemaking."

By Frontier Institute