Regional Economic Development

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Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) 2021 Legislative Priorities and Principles

As the State’s lead economic development agency, MEDA comprises more than 225 economic development practitioners and partners serving as leaders dedicated to building Montana’s economy.  MEDA members strive to improve the State’s economy through business creation, expansion, retention, and through the empowerment and diversification of our State’s economic base. 

Amazon and Other Tech Giants Make Billion-Dollar Commitments to Affordable Housing

Some of the world’s biggest companies are investing in affordable housing, hoping to stymie the growing crisis their growth has contributed to.

Webinar: FY 2021 Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) Funding Opportunity Tuesday, February 9, 2021  /  2-3 pm MST

We encourage you to join if your work supports regional community development or promotes rural economic diversity.

Small Towns Provide Fertile Ground for Smart Urbanism

That emphasis on connecting residential with commercial has paid off.

8 Keys To Preparing Early For Your Next New Venture

I believe the following eight steps, paraphrased from hers, are especially applicable to every startup and the entrepreneurs who create them.

MSU Extension’s Reimagining Rural program challenges small towns to shape their future

At the conclusion of the program, the Montana Community Foundation, a program partner, awarded $32,000 in grants to the communities to support projects that were identified or discussed during the series.

Lake County Community Development Corporation has changed its name to Mission West Community Development Partners.

We believe Mission West Community Development Partners perfectly describes both the region we serve and our way of doing business.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District for a virtual, one on one capability briefings – 2/16, 3/16, 4/13 – Online

If your company is interested in meeting with the Omaha District, please send an introductory email along with your one page capability statement

Montana Council of Cooperatives’ Annual Meeting- Reminder and Update on Virtual Sessions 1/11-13 – Online

We encourage you to invite your cooperative staff, boards, and members to participate in this virtual annual meeting.

BBER Online – Seminar to Highlight Which Montana Sectors Are Recovering & Which Are Facing Challenges Due to Covid-19- Feb 1 and 2.

This two-day seminar highlights the latest economic trends for local economies and the state of Montana.