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Certified Regional Development Corporations

The Certified Regional Development Corporations (CRDC) program supports a regional approach to economic development, facilitating an efficient delivery of economic development programs by supporting regional capacity.

The CRDC program supports each of the CRDCs with annual funding for economic development services supporting their region, including personnel and operating expenses, and any other expenses deemed necessary to maintain the organization’s certification as a CRDC.

A CRDC must be a private, non-profit corporation, and apply for certification through a competitive state Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Current CRDC contracts expire on December 31, 2019.  


Click on a link below to find contact information for a CRDC near you:

 

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Bear Paw Development Corporation Service Region
 

Bear Paw Development Corporation
48 Second Avenue, Suite 202
P.O. Box 170
Havre, MT 59501-0170
406-265-9226
http://www.bearpaw.org

 

Beartooth RC&D LogoBeartooth RC&D Service Region
 

Beartooth RC&D
128 South Main Street
P.O. Box 180
Joliet, MT 59041-0180
406-962-3914
http://www.beartooth.org/

 

Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation LogoEastern Plains Economic Development Corporation Service Region

 

 


Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation
P.O. Box 497
Terry, MT  59349
406-853-6471
http://www.epedc.com/

 

Great Northern Development Corporation LogoGreat Northern Development Corporation Service Region

Great Northern Development Corporation
233 Cascade Street
Wolf Point, MT 59201-1409
406-653-2590
http://www.gndc.org/

 

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Headwaters RC&D
Thornton Building
65 East Broadway, Second Floor
Butte, MT 59701-9305
406-782-7333
http://www.headwatersrcd.org/

 

Lake County Community Development Corporation LogoLake County Community Development Corporation Service Region

 



Lake County Community Development Corporation
407 Main Street SW
P.O.  Box 128
Ronan, MT 59864-0128
406-676-5901
http://www.lakecountycdc.org/

 

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Montana Business Assistance Connection, Inc.
225 Cruse Avenue, Suite D
Helena, MT 59601-5011
406-447-1510
http://www.mbac.biz/

 

Prospera Business Network LogoProspera Business Network Service Region

Prospera Business Network
2015 Charlotte Street, Suite #1
Bozeman, MT  59718
406-587-3113
https://www.prosperabusinessnetwork.org/

 

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Snowy Mountain Development Corporation
613 Northeast Main Street
Lewistown, MT 59457-2081
406-535-2591
http://www.snowymtndev.com/

 

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Southeastern MT Development Corporation
6200 Main Street
Post Office 1935
Colstrip, MT 59323-1935
406-748-2990
http://semdc.org/

 

Sweetgrass Development LogoSweetgrass Development Service Region

 

Sweetgrass Development
521 First Avenue Northwest
Great Falls, MT 59404
406-727-5173
http://www.sweetgrassdevelopment.org/

Certified Regional Development Corporations (CRDCs):

  • Identify the priority needs of local communities and facilitate local strategic planning to develop local economies. CRDCs foster collaboration and bring elected officials, business leaders and stakeholders together to prepare and implement regional development strategies;
  • Are required to have a wide-based support from each county and community, including local development organizations, and help local officials, communities and businesses assess, plan and facilitate action within their regions;
  • Leverage financial resources from a variety of sectors that include government (federal, state, county and local), the private sector, philanthropic community and academia to expand their region’s economy.

About the Certified Regional Development Corporations (CRDCs)

The Certified Regional Development Corporations (CRDC) program was created by the 2003 Montana Legislature to encourage a regional approach to economic development that facilitates the efficient delivery of economic development programs by supporting regional capacity.  MCA 90-1-116 provides additional information and definitions regarding the CRDC program.

The State adopted CRDC rules (Administrative Rules of Montana, Sections 8.99.301 through 8.99.306) addressing implementation of the program. The rules define the CRDC certification process, the method of quarterly distribution of assistance grants, allowable uses for assistance grants, quarterly reporting requirements and criteria for determining non-compliance and de-certification.


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