Governor Steve Bullock today welcomed outdoor media and lifestyle company, MeatEater, Inc. to Montana, following the company’s recent relocation to Bozeman.
“Our outdoor recreation opportunities continue to attract talented workers and companies, like MeatEater, Inc. to Montana,” Governor Bullock said. “This move will showcase the incredible hunting opportunities in Montana, as well as other leading assets of our outdoors, including world-class waterways, diverse landscapes, and unparalleled access to our public lands.”
MeatEater, Inc. produces content, products and experiences focused on hunting, fishing, and cooking with wild game, as well as conservation efforts. Their Netflix Original series MeatEater, currently in its 7th season, follows host Steven Rinella as he hunts and fishes around the United States and beyond, and bolsters global awareness of conservation and food provenance. Rinella now lives in Bozeman full time with his family.
In considering the move to Montana, many factors weighed on the management team’s decision. Ultimately, Montana’s culture of outdoor recreation, Bozeman’s excellent international airport, and the quality of the workforce, drove the team to invest in building the next phase of MeatEater, Inc. in Montana.
“I’m thrilled to be able to call Montana home once again,” said Rinella, who spent a decade living in Montana while earning his MFA in Narrative Non-fiction writing from the University of Montana and launching his career as a writer. “There’s literally no other place I’d rather live, nor a more authentic home for MeatEater.”
MeatEater, Inc. has hired Kevin Sloan, former president of Sitka, to lead the company in Bozeman. MeatEater currently has 18 employees in the Bozeman area.
Next Frontier Capital, whose mission is to aid the development of Montana technology companies, is an investor in MeatEater, Inc. MeatEater was also the recipient of a recent $40,000 film grant from the Montana Department of Commerce to feature Montana locations in their video series. This will be the first Netflix series to be shot in Montana supported by the Big Sky Film Grant.