BUSINESS RESOURCES DIVISION
ANDY POOLE, DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Thanks for visiting our Business Resources Division website. This site is intended to give business owners, Montana communities and local development organizations information, technical assistance and financing to help start or expand business in Montana.
Our Montana economy is dependent on business people who take risks to create job opportunities for themselves and other Montanans. Because we all depend on private enterprise, Governors and Legislatures alike have seen the importance of supporting business development and expansion through the delivery of resources like the ones you will find here. Each of the resources explained on this site has contact information if you have questions. Let us know how we can help you make your business and community more competitive.
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RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS
BUSINESS RESOURCES DIVISION CERTIFIED PARTNER PROGRAM
Montana Department of Commerce Certified Partners are economic development professionals that have completed eLearning webinar trainings on Commerce Business Finance Programs. These professionals completed six courses that cover application processes and administration procedures for Commerce funded projects. Programs included in the trainings are the Big Sky Trust Fund Program, the Community Development Block Grant Economic Development Program, and the Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant Program. For a list of the 2012-2013 Certified Partners, click here: 2012-2013 Commerce Certified Partners.
CERTIFIED REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS
The Department works closely with eleven regional development corporations called Certified Regional Development Corporations (CRDCs). CRDCs provide professional economic development services to local officials, communities and businesses within their regions. CRDCs should be contacted to discuss project development and funding options. The eleven CRDCs and the counties they serve are:
Bear Paw Development
(Hill, Blaine, Liberty, Chouteau and Phillips)
(Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass and Yellowstone)
(Carter, Dawson, Fallon, Prairie and Wibaux)
(Daniels, Sheridan, Valley, Roosevelt, McCone and Garfield)
(Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Granite, Jefferson, Madison, Powell and Silver Bow)
(Lake, Mineral, Sanders)
(Broadwater, Lewis and Clark and Meagher)
(Fergus, Petroleum, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Golden Valley and Wheatland)
(Custer, Powder River, Rosebud and Treasure)
(Cascade, Glacier, Pondera, Teton and Toole)