‘Yellowstone’ TV Series Production Injects $70M Into Montana Economy

20April 2022

Filmed in and around the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, the fourth season of the hit television series “Yellowstone” brought more than $70 million in additional spending to the state, according to a study conducted by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

The study found that because of “Yellowstone,” the Paramount global hit TV series starring Kevin Costner, there were:

  • 527 permanent jobs in the state, not including the 624 Montana residents who were employed during filming as extras.
  • $25.3 million in annual personal income for Montana households.
  • $85.8 million in additional gross receipts for Montana businesses and non-business organizations.

Additionally, annual revenues of state government were higher by $10.6 million, according to BBER Director Patrick Barkey.

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