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Montana's first cooperative brewery coming to Ronan thanks to the guidance of the Montana Economic Developers Association

December 15, 2017View for printing

In the spring of 2016, local leaders asked a team of professional economic developers from the Montana Economic Developers Association http://medamembers.org/meda to host a series of listening sessions around the community and then offer suggestions on what could be done to revitalize Main Street.

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Contact Gloria O'Rourke at (406) 563-5259 gloria@medamembers.org if you have questions.

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Montana's first cooperative brewery is expected to open its doors sometime next year in Ronan.

The hope is the venture will create a new cornerstone business that will lead to a revitalization of the community's struggling downtown area.

"Ronan's downtown used to be the hub of the valley," said Rosie Goldich of the Lake County Community Development Corporation. "It used to be this great location. Main Street was thriving back then."

Like many small towns, Ronan's Main Street is now dotted with empty storefronts.

People interested in learning more or buying shares in Ronan's cooperative brewery can contact Lake County Community Development Corporation https://www.lakecountycdc.org/ at https://www.lakecountycdc.org/Contact%20Us or call 406-676-5901 or stop by their office at 407 Main St. in Ronan.

PERRY BACKUS pbackus@missoulian.com

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