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, 2023.
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.

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

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

Bear Pam Region

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

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

Beartooth Region

EPEDC
Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation
PO Box 321
Baker, MT 59313
406-853-6471
https://www.epedc.com/

EPEDC Region

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

GNDC

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

Headwaters

MissionWestCDP
Lake County Community Development Corporation
dba Mission West Community Development Partners

407 Main Street SW
P.O. Box 128
Ronan, MT 59864-0128
406-676-5901
https://www.missionwestcdp.org/

Lake Region

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

MBAC Region

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

Prospera

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Snowy Mountain Development Corporation
507 West Main Street
Lewistown, MT 59457
406-535-2591
https://www.snowymountaindevelopment.com/

Snowy Mountain Region

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

Southeaster Region

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

Sweetgrass Region

Carolyn Jones, Section Manager
Phone: 406.841.2594

E-Mail

PO Box 200505
301 S Park Ave
Helena MT 59620-0505