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Bear Paw Development Corporation

Bear Paw assists communities and businesses in the following departments: community planning, business lending, value-added agriculture, community development, and small business counseling.

Resource Type:Economic Development, funding resource
Subtopic:entrepreneurship & small business, community & capacity development, business assistance,
Tags: community design, community planning, financing, small business financing, small business support, Small Business Assistance
Telephone:(406) 265-9226

U.S. Economic Development Administration

As the only federal government agency focused exclusively on economic development, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in facilitating regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation.

Guided by the basic principle that sustainable economic development should be locally-driven, EDA works directly with communities and regions to help them build the capacity for economic development based on local business conditions and needs. EDA’s grant investments in planning, technical assistance, and infrastructure construction are designed to leverage existing regional assets to support the implementation of economic development strategies that make it easier for businesses to start and grow.

EDA’s flexible programs and structure enable nimble operations and allow for innovation and responsiveness to changing economic needs and conditions faced by its local and state government partners. Grants made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets to support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

EDA provides economic development financial assistance to communities so they can encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in a way that works best for them. Through its network of regionally-based staff and portfolio of flexible grant tools, EDA helps communities experiencing economic distress, take control of their future and position themselves for economic prosperity and resiliency.

In addition, EDA leads the integration of economic development resources from all sources, including federal, state, local and philanthropic, to achieve better outcomes for communities across America.

Geography:United States, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho
Resource Type:funding resource, technical assistance, Economic Development
Subtopic:economic development, employment & workforce, business assistance,
Tags: infrastructure, economic development, planning, funding
Telephone:(406) 599-9795

Jefferson Local Development Corp.

The goal of Jefferson Local Development Corporation (JLDC) is to promote the general welfare of Jefferson County by assisting business enterprises, enhancing the tax base, creating employment opportunities, combating community deterioration and assisting in the development of projects, studies, and other activities in cooperation and coordination with local governmental, civic bodies and other groups, corporations or individuals to aid, assist and foster the planning, development, renewal, redevelopment and improvement of Jefferson County, Montana.

Resource Type:Economic Development, organization
Subtopic:economic development, redevelopment & revitalization, community & capacity development, business assistance,
Tags:Small Business Assistance, small business, economic development, redevelopment, community revitalization, revitalization
Telephone:(406) 287-3282

Snowy Mountain Development Corporation

SMDC's mission is to build community and economic capital within the six counties we serve.  Our focus is community & economic development including feasibility studies, planning grants, infrastructure projects, job creation, job retention, workforce training, business technical assistance (including business start-up, business plans, gap financing) and more. 

Resource Type:Economic Development
Subtopic:entrepreneurship & small business,
Tags:economic development, CRDC, Lewistown, Small Business Assistance
Telephone:(406) 535-2591