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Bear Paw Development Corporation is a private non-profit organization created for the purpose of administering programs to help improve regional economic conditions in Hill, Blaine, Liberty, Chouteau and Phillips Counties and the Fort Belknap and Rocky Boy's Indian Reservations.

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Bear Paw Development has served since 1969 as a federally recognized and funded Economic Development District by the US Economic Development Administration. Being involved in a variety of projects, Bear Paw assists communities and businesses in the following departments: community planning, business lending, value-added agriculture, community development, brownfields redevelopment, and small business counseling. Over the past five years, Bear Paw has coordinated the investment of more than $156 million in public and private funds to enhance our economy, create jobs and make our communities more sustainable.  

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Montana Career Opportunity – Director of our Food and Agriculture Development Center – Bear Paw Development Corporation


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Montana Career Opportunity – Regional Disaster Economic Recovery Coordinator- Bear Paw Development Corporation

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News about Bear Paw Development Corporation

Bear Paw Development Corporation has Loans for New Businesses.

Bear Paw Development Corporation announced they currently have loan funds available for business owners and entrepreneurs in northern Montana interested in starting a new business or expanding an existing enterprise.

Bear Paw Development getting $10M for meat and poultry processing loan fund

Funds will benefit 26 counties and four tribal entities by providing access to capital for businesses involved in meat and poultry processing and helping expand operations seeking USDA inspection certification.

TED Talk – How to keep your hometown from becoming a ghost town

From the closure of the iconic Route 66 to the roller-coaster history of Buffalo, New York, Paget reveals the power of sharing your town's "civic story" to spark local revitalization

New year could bring a boost for hydroponic business in Montana’s Hill County (Havre)

Inside the greenhouse at High Horizon Gardens, a hydroponic business just outside Havre, there are around 3,000 heads of lettuce growing.

Bear Paw’s Quarterly Newsletter – Paw Prints – A quarterly newsletter to keep you informed

Bear Paw Secures $2.1 Million in Brownfields Funding

4 Montana organizations to share $10 million for environmental cleanup

Snowy Mountain Development Corporation in Lewistown will receive $3.9 million, Great Falls Development Authority in Great Falls will receive $2.65 million, Bear Paw Development in Havre will receive $2.15 million, and Headwaters Resource Conservation and...

Bear Paw Development Corporation – Paw Prints – A quarterly newsletter to keep you informed

During last year we coordinated more than $13.1 million in funding for business start-ups and expansions and community enhancements, including local government infrastructure. We also leveraged $125 from outside sources for every $1 we received from...

USA Today has ranked  Havre, Montana’s “Beneath the Streets (Historical Underground Tour)” #2 among underground attractions across the nation.

When fire destroyed most of Havre in 1904, many business owners moved underground to carry on their business until the town could be rebuilt.

New program at MSU Northern is partnering business students with Havre business leaders

Four Business leaders from businesses in Havre are involved in the program: State Farm Insurance, Independence Bank, Bear Paw Development Corporation, and Duchscher Kapperud Insurance.

Bear Paw Development Corporation’s Quarterly Newsletter

While we’ve turned the page on another year, we still fully understand the need to be front-and-center when it comes to doing what is possible to make this special part of Montana the very best...