The governor appeared with CNBC's Nicole Lapin this morning as part of the network's ongoing series on business-friendly states. The interview allowed Schweitzer to get all folksy with a national audience — he offered up his home phone number to potential new companies, in addition to the ranch quote — and laud the state's $371 million surplus.
All that said, CNBC ranked Montana 36th on its list of Top States for Business. (Texas won, if you were wondering.)
As for that ranch quote, here's what he said: “We’ve run the state of Montana the way you would run a ranch. When times are good the cattle are fat, grass is high, crops are good. Put some grain in the den. Store some hay to get you through the second winter, not just the first one.”
You can read the CNBC story here, or watch the interview above.