The Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce (RLACC), organized in the 1930’s, serves a region radiating out from Red Lodge for about one hundred miles. Tourism, agriculture, recreation and real estate development form the dominant business base with growth being experienced in eco-friendly small industries, technology-services and general business. Situated in south-central Montana at the northern terminus of the famed Beartooth Highway, Red Lodge thrives as an active community and county seat enjoying four seasons. In addition to the All-American Road connection which links Red Lodge to Cooke City and the northeastern entrance to Yellowstone National Park, other scenic roadways circulate traffic throughout this diverse area.
Several smaller towns, including Absarokee, Roberts, Joliet, Belfry and Bridger—as well as the hamlets of Nye, Dean, Fishtail, Roscoe Silesia, Rockvale and Edgar—lie within easy reach of the county seat. Because of the intensity of the tourist activity, businesses from more distant towns such as Columbus, Laurel and even Billings find it valuable to participate in the RLACC, and farmer members from as far away as the Ryegate/Golden Valley area bring fresh produce to sell in the summers.
Committed to preserving the assets and values of its unique home-base, the Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce supports the preservation of both the physical and cultural landscape and seeks to expand business through sound ecological and sustainable practices.