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U.S. Department of Transportation: Rural Public Transportation Systems

This page on the U.S. Department of Transportation website explains both what are rural public transportation systems, and how these rural public transportation systems can be a valuable community asset.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:transportation, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:transportation
Telephone:
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Transportation: Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation; recreational trail projects; safe routes to school projects; and projects for planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former divided highways


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, funding resource
Subtopic:rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, planning, active transportation & recreation, trails, transportation, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:transportation, rural tourism, funding, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle master plan, bicycle transportation, walking, walkable community, transportation plan, transit, pedestrian, trail, planning, transportation planning, infrastructure
Telephone:202-366-4000
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

Destination Development Association

Destination Development Association gives you access to a wide range of information, how-tos and data that will help you create an outstanding destination for residents, visitors, and investors alike. The DDA brings tourism professionals, downtown associations, community developers, economic development interests, chambers, and arts and historical associations together.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization, information source
Subtopic:place making & destination development, tourism, Community Building, Recreation & Health,
Tags:branding, tourism, destination development, community development, economic development
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Link:webpage

The Development Company, (ECIPDA)

The Development Company, also known as East-Central Idaho Planning & Development Association (ECIPDA), is an economic development organization that serves Eastern Idaho by providing small business loans, workforce development programs, and project financing and administration services for municipalities.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:funding resource, organization, information source
Subtopic:rural community issues & solutions, funding & financing, employment & workforce, entrepreneurship & small business, workforce training, business assistance, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:funding, workforce training, local government, small business financing, economic development
Telephone:208-356-4524
Link:webpage

Eastern Plains Economic Development Corp.

The Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation (EPEDC) of eastern Montana was established in 2006. This public benefit, regional economic development corporation is a private, nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Montana. The five counties of Carter, Dawson, Fallon, Prairie, and Wibaux, along with the incorporated communities of Baker, Ekalaka, Glendive, Plevna, Richey, Terry, and Wibaux, joined forces to create a means to encourage, stimulate, and promote economic development in this area of Montana. The commissioners from each county government agreed to the formation of the EPEDC and passed resolutions in support of the formation of an Economic Development District (EDD).


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:Economic Development
Subtopic:entrepreneurship & small business,
Tags:Eastern Montana, economic development, Small Business Assistance
Telephone:(406) 853-6471
Link:webpage

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.


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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
Link:webpage

U.S. Economic Development Administration

Through strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment, EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the U.S.. EDA works directly with local economic development officials to make grant investments that are well-defined, timely, and linked to a long-term, sustainable economic development strategy.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource, information source, resource guide, planning guide
Subtopic:economic development, employment & workforce, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, urban issues & solutions, redevelopment & revitalization, funding & financing, Business & Economy, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:economic development, funding, sustainable development, redevelopment, local government
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Link:webpage

Energy Bureau, Montana Department of Environmental Quality

The Energy Bureau’s vision is a future where Montana’s energy needs are met through sustainable means that are protective of the state’s natural and human resources. The Energy Bureau works toward this vision through specific activities that support our mission to increase Montanans’ access to energy efficiency and renewable energy, improve the state’s energy security, provide analysis of energy trends and issues, and demonstrate the benefits of compliance with environmental regulations through innovation, education, and technical and financial assistance.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, Economic Development
Subtopic:energy, economic development,
Tags:clean energy, energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, technical assistance, financing
Telephone:(406) 444-6592
Link:webpage

Environmental Health Webmaps: Provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Use Environmental Health WebMaps to learn about the environmental health of your community or state. The application displays environmental health information from federal and state agencies through an interactive map.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source
Subtopic:environmental health & quality, socio-economic & other data, Issues & Opportunities, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:environmental health, map, mapping
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Link:webpage