KOA among Top 25 Tech businesses in Montana

BILLINGS, Mt. — Kampgrounds of America Inc., based in Billings, Montana, has been named one of the top 25 tech businesses in the state of Montana.

The list was compiled by the Montana High Tech Business Alliance, which included businesses in various industries from throughout the state.

The businesses were ranked based on their history of bringing wealth to Montana, investing in their communities and creating jobs.

Of the top 25 businesses on the list, KOA was the company based in Billings. Kampgrounds of America Inc. ranked 14th on the list of 25, according to a release from the Montana High Tech Alliance.

Kampgrounds of America was founded in Billings in 1962 by local entrepreneur Dave Drum. The company has grown to include more than 500 family camping locations in the United States and Canada, and employs approximately 75 people at its Home Office in Billngs. That number includes a Technology Department that develops and maintains KOA’s proprietary campground operations and reservations software called KampSight.

KOA has 18 campground locations in Montana.

To view each company’s profile on the Montana High Tech Business Alliance website, go to https://mthightech.org/montana-top-tech-employers-2018/#koa

Here are the 25 businesses included on the Montana High Tech Business Alliance list:
1. Advanced Electronic Designs, Bozeman
2. Allied Steel, Lewistown
3. Applied Materials, Kalispell
4. AT&T, Missoula
5. ATG, Missoula
6. ATR, Hamilton
7. Blackfoot, Missoula
8. Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Bozeman
9. Century Companies, Lewistown
10. CTA, Bozeman
11. Edulog, Missoula
12. FICO, Bozeman
13. Helix Business Solutions, Dillon
14. Kampgrounds of America Inc., Billings
15. Loenbro, Great Falls
16. Montana Instruments, Bozeman
17. Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, Bozeman
18. Oracle, Bozeman
19. PROOF Research, Columbia Falls
20. Schedulicity, Bozeman
21. SoFi, Helena
22. Synesis 7, Butte
23. WGM Group, Missoula
24. Workiva, Bozeman
25. Zoot Enterprises, Bozeman

Kampgrounds of America was born on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana in 1962. KOA is celebrating 56th birthday in 2018, and now has more than 500 great camping locations throughout the United States and Canada.

SOURCE: Kampgrounds of America press release

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at ingoodcompanycommunications@gmail.com.

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