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Economic Development

Some sources that can assist you when you have questions regarding economic development projects in Southeast Montana:

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Michelle A. Jutila, Director

SBDC Service Area: Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Powder Rivewr, Prairie, Rosebud, Treasure and Wibaux
This center provides free and confidential counseling in all areas of business start-up and expansion, including;  business plan preparation, marketing and advertising assistance, evaluation of financing needs, projections of income, expenses and cash flow.

Various Community Leadership Development programs

Peggy Iba
207 W Bell
Glendive, MT  59330

Working through MSU Extension and Northwest Area Foundation to help rural communities prosper by engaging people from all walks of life in leadership training for civic action.

Montana Department of Commerce:  Business Resource Division

Tod Kasten, Regional Development Officer
PO Box 520
Circle, Montana

Service Area: 16 Eastern Montana Counties
Representative of the Montana Dept of Commerce.  Access point to all relevant State resources and information for all businesses, communities and development organizations.  Business counseling, community economic development support, technical assistance, information on financing alternatives, financial packaging, training, partnership development, support and referral.

Eastern Plains RC&D

Jason Rittal, Executive Director
2745 West Holly
Sidney, MT  59270
406.433.2103 ext. 125

Service Area: 16 Eastern Montana Counties
The purpose is to improve economic and social conditions in the area through development of existing natural and human resources.

Action for Eastern Montana

Brian Steffen, CEO
2030 North Merrill
PO Box 1309
Glendive, MT 59330

Service Area: 17 Eastern Montana Counties
Community Development, Energy Share, Weatherization, Employment & Training, Fuel Assistance, Housing Programs, Emergency Assistance, Area 1 Agency on Aging, Head Start, Self-Sufficiency, Affordable Housing Development, and Senior Program.

Miles City Job Service Workforce Center

12 North 10th St.
Box 1786
Miles City, MT  59301

This office provides Labor Market Information, Human Resource Services, Computer lab with public access Internet, Business Resource Library, Employer workshops and consultation, Job posting, Job matching, Skill and aptitude testing, Career counseling, Training programs, Referral services.

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