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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.
|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|
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).
|Resource Type:||Economic Development|
|Subtopic:||entrepreneurship & small business,|
|Tags:||Eastern Montana, economic development, Small Business Assistance|
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|
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.
|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|
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.
|Resource Type:||information source, Economic Development|
|Subtopic:||energy, economic development,|
|Tags:||clean energy, energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, technical assistance, financing|
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.
|Resource Type:||data source|
|Subtopic:||environmental health & quality, socio-economic & other data, Issues & Opportunities, Data Collection & Analysis,|
|Tags:||environmental health, map, mapping|
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Smart Growth-Small Towns and Rural Communities
The EPA sponsors a smart growth resources page dedicated to small towns and rural community growth strategies.The page provides links to technical Assistance Programs, technical assistance reports, and webinars.
|Resource Type:||technical assistance, resource guide|
|Subtopic:||development & smart growth, Land Use Planning & Housing,|
|Tags:||smart growth, growth, development, growth strategy|
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: How small towns and cities can use local assets to rebuild their economies
This report examines case studies of small towns and cities that have complemented thier recruitment of major employers, manufacturers, and large retailers by successfully emphasizing their existing assets and distinctive resources. Topics discussed in the report include: identifying and building on existing assets, engaging all members of the community to plan for the future, taking advantage of outside funding, creating incentives for community redevelopment and investment, encouraging cooperation within the community and across the region, and supporting a clean and healthy enviornment.
Fallon County Development
The County Development Advisor serves the Fallon County Commission in the administration of a broad range of activities, including:
- Fiscal, economic and organizational growth with a focus on legislative impacts;
- Acts as a liaison between the Commission and other entities to promote Fallon County's legislative and fiduciary interests;
- Providing guidance and support in fiscal, policy and legislative development to the commission and Department Heads;
- Assists in budget development and expenditure tracking;
- Pursuing economic opportunities for the betterment of Fallon County.
|Resource Type:||Economic Development|
Family Connections of Montana
Family Connection's mission is to promote early care and education for all children by helping families find and pay for child care, and helping child care providers meet their professional development goals.
|Resource Type:||information source, funding resource|
|Subtopic:||children & families, social services & programs, education & schools, Special Populations, Local Government & Services,|
|Tags:||education, child care, educational support, family|