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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
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Link:webpage

American Planning Association: Idaho Chapter

APA ID provides resources, training, monitoring, mentoring, communications, lobbying, and other services to and for all Idaho professional, student, and citizen planners.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:development & smart growth, economic development, community & capacity development, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, land use & zoning, Land Use Planning & Housing, Business & Economy, Community Building,
Tags:planning, professional development, educational support
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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

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

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
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Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Downtown Revitalization

The USDA: Downtown Revitalization guide links to full-text handbooks, planning tools, case studies, funding resources, organizations, revitalization strategies, and more to assist a community considering a downtown revitalization project.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource, information source, resource guide, planning guide
Subtopic:economic development, funding & financing, rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:redevelopment, economic development, infrastructure, planning, community revitalization
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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

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.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:business assistance, economic development, employment & workforce, collaboration & community engagement, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, redevelopment & revitalization, environmental health & quality, Business & Economy, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:community development, community revitalization, economic development, environmental quality, citizen planning, incentive, resource development
Telephone:202-564-8497
Link:webpage

Idaho Main Street Program

The Idaho Main Street Program serves as the bridge between your community and the National Main Street program. The Idaho Main Street Program helps pool resources statewide and provide Main Street designation and accreditation.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:business assistance, economic development, entrepreneurship & small business, assessment & evaluation, marketing & assistance, collaboration & community engagement, rural community issues & solutions, place making & destination development, tourism, Recreation & Health, Community Building, Data Collection & Analysis, Business & Economy,
Tags:economic development, community development, destination development, marketing and promotion, planning, redevelopment, rural community, technical assistance, walkable community
Telephone:208-334-2470
Link:webpage

International City/County Management Association: Small Towns, Rural Communities, and Sustainability

This resource includes: "Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities" report, which focuses on smart growth strategies that can help guide growth in rural areas while protecting natural and working lands and preserving the rural character of existing communities; Asset-Based Economic Development Resources; Podcasts and webinars.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, educational resource
Subtopic:development & smart growth, economic development, conservation & environment, rural community issues & solutions, Land Use Planning & Housing, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:conservation, development, economic development, growth strategy, planning, rural community, smart growth
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Link:webpage