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Anaconda Local Development Corp.

Whether you are a small entrepreneur or a Fortune 500 company, the Anaconda Local Development Corporation (ALDC) with our partners have the desire, resources and dedication to make your expansion or relocation into Anaconda an easy transition for you and your business.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:Economic Development
Subtopic:community & capacity development,
Tags:Anaconda, Local Development, Southwest Montana
Telephone:406-563-5538
Link:webpage

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

Center for Rural Affairs

The Center for Rural Affairs is an advocate for health care, clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and community development in rural areas. Also offers technical assistance, financing programs, and other resources to rural communities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization, technical assistance, resource guide, funding resource
Subtopic:community & capacity development, agriculture & food systems, entrepreneurship & small business, health & health care, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy, Recreation & Health,
Tags:health, health care, clean energy, agriculture, sustainable agriculture, small business, community development, food systems, small business support, small business financing, financing, rural communities, entrepreneurs
Telephone:402-687-2100
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

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

INL's Tech-based Economic Development Grants

Battelle Energy Alliance corporate funds provide grants for projects aimed at spurring technology-based economic development, entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. Priority is given to projects that focus on connecting industry partners, universities, start-ups and economic development organizations that drive job growth. Projects that complement the mission areas of the lab in nuclear energy, clean energy and national and homeland security are strongly encouraged.

INL works through existing groups to establish a strong climate for tech-based economic development. Available funds are leveraged by challenging other groups to match contributions for the start of tech-based projects. Examples of INL’s efforts include:

• Helping start-up companies develop business plans, providing strategic planning training, and offering highly-specialized technical assistance.
• Working with economic and technology development organizations to identify opportunities and resources.
• Providing services to tech-based incubators and science & technology parks.

Grant Request: INL’s Technology Based Economic Development donation process is conducted on an annual basis. Grant requests for fiscal year 2018 closed on October 15, 2017. You can now request a Technology Based Economic Development grant for fiscal year 2019 (Oct 1, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2019). Submission deadline is Oct. 15, 2018. Please note that the fillable PDF application file must be opened in Adobe Acrobat.

See below for examples of prior year grant awards. 


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:technical assistance
Subtopic:business assistance, economic development, entrepreneurship & small business,
Tags:technical assistance; technology development; job creation
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Lake County Community Development

Lake County Community Development cultivates economic growth in western Montana by offering unique resources to develop community, business and food and agriculture enterprises. We serve entrepreneurs and local businesses.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:Economic Development
Subtopic:entrepreneurship & small business,
Tags:food systems, agriculture, community development, economic development, entrepreneurship, entrepreneur, small business, small business support, Small Business Assistance
Telephone:(406) 676-5901
Link:webpage

Lincoln County Port Authority

Our role at the Kootenai River Development Council is identifying and advancing the resources and projects that will be a driver of our region’s community, cultural and business health.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:Economic Development
Subtopic:economic development, entrepreneurship & small business,
Tags:community development, economic development, arts and culture
Telephone:(406) 293-8406
Link:webpage

Montana West Economic Development

Located in downtown Kalispell, Montana West Economic Development is a nonprofit organization staffed by professionals who connect businesses to valuable resources and relationships.

MWED is supported by business and governments to deliver business resources to Flathead County and the communities of Bigfork, Columbia Falls, Lakeside, Kalispell, Somers, and Whitefish.  Montana West collaborates with business professionals, entrepreneurs, developers, governments, and community organizations to strengthen the Flathead’s business and lifestyle assets.


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Geography:Montana, Flathead County, Kalispell
Resource Type:
Subtopic:economic development, business assistance, entrepreneurship & small business,
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Telephone:(406) 257-7711
Link:webpage