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American Planning Association: Western Central Chapter

The Western Central Chapter (WCC) of the American Planning Association (APA) is an advocate for western planners in the four states of Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, and North Dakota. The Chapter provides professional training, a quarterly newsletter, an informational website, and participate in an annual conference within the region.


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Geography:Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:development & smart growth, economic development, conservation & environment, rural community issues & solutions, planning, land use & zoning, Land Use Planning & Housing, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:training, planning, professional development, educational support
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Bear Paw Development

Bear Paw Development provides professional planning and project management. ent services the following geographic areas in the State of Montana. Services include small business development, brownfields program, community development, loan department, and value added agriculture programs.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:local government, rural community issues & solutions, economic development, business assistance, development & smart growth, funding & financing, environmental health & quality, agriculture & food systems, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services, Community Building, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:small business support, funding, agriculture, environmental quality, economic development, redevelopment
Telephone:406-265-9226
Link:webpage

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

Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Program (BSTF)

The Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Program (BSTF) provides state funds to promote long-term stable economic growth in Montana with financial assistance in the following two categories: Economic Development Job Creation Projects & Planning Projects.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, funding resource
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:funding, economic development, jobs, small business support, sustainable development,
Telephone:406-841-2250
Link:webpage

Community Builders

Community Builders colloaborates with communitys in "community assistance projects". Areas of assistance include: redevelopment and revitalization, transportation, transportation issues, housing issues, community and regional planning, and economic and policy analysis.


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Geography:Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
Resource Type:information source, organization, educational resource, training
Subtopic:data & analysis, surveys & analytic tools, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, local government, housing & real estate, Data Collection & Analysis, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services,
Tags:community development, community building, transportation, housing, planning, economic development, redevelopment, community revitalization
Telephone:406-225-0065
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

Federal Highway Administration: Montana Division

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division Offices are local field offices that provide leadership, guidance, and direction to State Departments of Transportation in the project development and delivery of transportation projects.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:transportation, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:transportation, transportation planning
Telephone:406-441-3900
Link:webpage

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.


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Geography: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
Link:webpage

Liberty County Transit

Liberty County Transit provides transportation in the Town of Chester every week day (except holidays) from 9:00am to 5:00pm. It also operates on Sundays from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Transportation is also available every week day to and from the Town of Joplin. Transportation is available to Great Falls every Wednesday for medical, shopping and connections with other modes of transportation. The bus will also make transportation available on the other days of the week as necessary to Shelby, Havre, Fort Benton and Big Sandy.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:transportation, social services & programs, rural community issues & solutions, access & mobility, Issues & Opportunities, Local Government & Services, Community Building, Special Populations,
Tags:transportation, rural community, transportation planning, transit, local government
Telephone:406-759-5244
Link:webpage

Montana Association of Planners

The Montana Association of Planners (MAP) is an association of professional planners, from public and private entities; planning board members and interested citizens. MAP strives to provide professional development opportunities and to put planning knowledge into the hands of citizens and elected officials.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:development & smart growth, land use & zoning, planning, local government, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services,
Tags:planning, training opportunities, local government
Telephone:
Link:webpage