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Beartooth RC&D

We work with you to develop projects and to move the regional economy forward. This happens as a result of local engagement and regional collaboration with knowledge of and access to local, state and federal programs designed to assist the people we serve. We have a proven track record of project development and strive to ensure positive results. Let us help you grow your business, your community and the region.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:Economic Development
Subtopic:entrepreneurship & small business, business assistance,
Tags:economic development, Business Resources, Small Business Assistance, small business support
Telephone:(406) 962-3914
Link:webpage

Big Sky EDA, Billings, MT

Building a Vibrant, Healthy Economy

Big Sky Economic Development’s mission is to  sustain and grow Yellowstone County’s vibrant economy and outstanding quality of life, by providing leadership and resources for business creation, expansion, retention, new business recruitment and community development.


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Geography:Billings, MT
Resource Type:Economic Development
Subtopic:Business & Economy,
Tags:Billings, economic development
Telephone:406-869-8401
Link:webpage

Butte Local Development Corporation

As the primary economic development organization for Butte Silver Bow, the BLDC uses a multi-pronged approach to advancing the Butte economy based around the recruitment of regional or out-of-state businesses to expand their operations to Butte, growth of existing companies, and partnerships with entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes to promote job creation in our community.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:Economic Development
Subtopic:entrepreneurship & small business, business assistance,
Tags:economic development, Small Business Assistance
Telephone:(406) 496-3171
Link:webpage

Casper Area Economic Development Alliance (CAEDA)

The Casper Area Economic Development Alliance (CAEDA) serves as the principal catalyst for economic development through leading, encouraging and facilitating diversification and expansion of Casper's and Natrona County's economy. Services provided by CAEDA include community marketing, point of contact, helping businesses grow, reporing & events, and partnership creation.


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Geography:Wyoming
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:economic development, business assistance, marketing & assistance, rural community issues & solutions, development & smart growth, Business & Economy, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:economic development, marketing and promotion, growth strategy
Telephone:307-577-7011
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Development

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. USDA Rural Development offers loans, grants and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development and essential services such as housing, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric and communications infrastructure.

 

 


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:economic development, rural community issues & solutions, housing & real estate, infrastructure & communications, redevelopment & revitalization, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:funding, rural community, economic development, housing, health care, infrastructure, development, communications technology
Telephone:866-763-6481
Link:webpage

MT Dept. of Commerce/Office of Tourism & Business Development

    Montana is the best state to live, work, and play, and the Montana Department of Commerce is committed to growing its economy through the development and promotion of business and industry all across the state.  


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:Montana State Government
Subtopic:economic development,
Tags:tourism, Business Resources
Telephone:406-841-2796
Link:webpage

The Main Street Guide

From the Main Street Guide from Village Well "Main streets are the thriving heart of the local economy, influencing the economic, cultural, social and environmental fabric of the surrounding area. They are places where people live, work and play; however in recent years, many main streets have been in decline as the rise of online shopping, increased dependence on cars, and big regional shopping centres have dominated the retail scene.

Today, the old-fashioned pattern of local villages serving their communities is in vogue again. Local villages are seen as the key to supporting a healthier, more walkable and sustainable lifestyle, better connected local communities and greater opportunity for local economic development.

It’s becoming more widely recognised that our streets are valuable community assets. Creating a great main street requires a return to human-scale elements (textural building materials, sounds, wafts of delicious food, window shopping, trees, smaller sized retail spaces, park benches), and putting people back as the focus. It requires deep community participation, forward thinking design activities, food, beauty and embedding local identity.

This simple Guide provides 10 key steps to create a great main street and demonstrates that main streets are more than just conduits for traffic and commerce; they are the stages upon which public life is to be celebrated. Enjoy!"


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Geography:Idaho, Wyoming, Montana
Resource Type:advocacy, information source, process guide, planning guide, educational resource
Subtopic:place making & destination development, community & capacity development, redevelopment & revitalization,
Tags:creating placemaking, creative place making, assessment tool, information
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Montana Tourism and Business Development Grant Program

The Tourism Grant program awards funds to projects that strengthen Montana's economy through the development and enhancement of the state's tourism and recreation industry. Funds will be awarded to tourism and recreation projects that fall within the following general categories: arts / culture / heritage preservatio; visitor facility upgrades and construction niche product development.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:economic development, community & capacity development, funding & financing, recreation, tourism, arts & culture, Issues & Opportunities, Recreation & Health, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:tourism, outdoor recreation, grants, funding, arts and culture, historic preservation, heritage tourism, economic development
Telephone:406-841-2870
Link:webpage

Region IV Development

Region IV Development is a private, not-for-profit corporation established to encourage development and diversification in the economy of South-Central Idaho. Region IV Development works in the area of community development, economic development, downtown revitalization, business financing, and many others.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:funding resource, organization
Subtopic:economic development, funding & financing, rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy,
Tags:funding, finance, small business support, small business financing, economic development, community development
Telephone:208-732-5727
Link:webpage

Smart Growth: Framework for Creating a Smart Growth Economic Development Strategy: A Tool for Small Cities and Towns

This is a step-by-step guide to building a place-based economic development strategy. It is intended for small and mid-sized cities, particularly those that have limited population growth, areas of disinvestment, and/or a struggling economy.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:development & smart growth, economic development, rural community issues & solutions, community & capacity development, redevelopment & revitalization, Land Use Planning & Housing, Business & Economy, Community Building,
Tags:economic development, development, planning, smart growth, creative place making
Telephone:406-457-5000
Link:webpage