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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.


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Geography:Montana
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
Link:webpage

Business Ready Community Grant & Loan Program

The Wyoming Business Council provides the Business Ready Community Grant & Loan Program, a program that provides financing for publicly owned infrastructure that serves the needs of businesses and promotes economic development within Wyoming communities. Cities, towns, counties and joint powers boards are the primary applicants for this program. State and local community development organizations can assist and provide project management development under contract to the primary applicant.


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Geography:Wyoming
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:funding & financing, business assistance, economic development, employment & workforce, rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:funding, economic development, jobs, small business support, sustainable development, infrastructure, local government
Telephone:307-577-6012
Link:webpage

U.S. Census Bureau: The American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) collects and provides data every year to help communities plan investments and services. It provides general demographic data, information about how people commute to work, general education levels, and more.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:employment & workforce, assessment & evaluation, data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, housing & real estate, planning, transportation, Business & Economy, Data Collection & Analysis, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:census, assessment, data & analysis, data collection, statistics, socio-economic data, financing, education, economic data, planning, transportation, transportation data, demographics
Telephone:
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

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Business & Industry Loan Guarantees

The Business & Industry Loan Guarantees program improves the economic health of rural communities by increasing access to business capital through loan guarantees that enable commercial lenders to provide affordable financing for businesses in eligible rural areas. This program bolsters the availability of private credit by guaranteeing loans for rural businesses.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:banking & finance, economy, funding & financing, business assistance, economic development, entrepreneurship & small business, rural community issues & solutions, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:funding, finance, economic development, banking, financing, small business financing, small business support, sutainable development
Telephone:
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Community Facilities Programs

Community Facilities Programs offer direct loans, loan guarantees and grants to develop or improve essential public services and facilities in communities across rural America. These amenities help increase the competitiveness of rural communities in attracting and retaining businesses that provide employment and services for their residents.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:funding & financing, economy, economic development, business assistance, rural community issues & solutions, employment & workforce, infrastructure & communications, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:funding, finance, economic development, banking, financing, small business support, sutainable development, infrastructure
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Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. REAP offers loan guarantees and grants for eligible applicants.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:business assistance, rural community issues & solutions, energy, funding & financing, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:funding, agriculture, sustainable agriculture, clean energy, energy efficiency, farming, small business financing, renewable energy
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Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Argriculture: Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program

This Rural Business Enterprise Grant is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas which will employ 50 or fewer new employees and has less than $1 million in gross revenue. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:economic development, rural community issues & solutions, business assistance, employment & workforce, entrepreneurship & small business, workforce training, redevelopment & revitalization, funding & financing, Business & Economy, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:funding, rural community, economic development, small business financing, small business support, workforce training, employment, training opportunities
Telephone:
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

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