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HELPING YOUR BUSINESS SUCCEED IN NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA

BUSINESS

Sweetgrass Development can help with every step of your project from creating a plan to finding loans, grants, and partnerships to help businesses and entities grow and succeed. We can also provide technical assistance including software such as LivePlan and QuickBooks..

BROWNFIELDS

Keeping counties clean and local businesses thriving is critical to North Central Montana's economic success. Sweetgrass Development receives funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund Phase I Brownfields Assessments for properties with hazardous on-site material.

BUILDINGS

Is there a building or property that you own that you want to sell? We can market it! Sweetgrass Development can help sell your building or property by creating a listing on our Regional Real Estate Directory, free of charge.

ABOUT US

Sweetgrass Development is a private, non-profit corporation created in 2004 to support economic development in the counties of Cascade, Glacier, Pondera, Teton and Toole, as well as the Blackfeet Nation and Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. We are a diverse area that includes a large metropolitan area, many small towns, rural farming areas, several Hutterite Colonies, Glacier National Park, and the Blackfeet Reservation.

Sweetgrass Development staff works to advance the regional economy through business technical assistance, Brownfields assessments, grant writing, community networking, and much more. As a federally certified Economic Development District (EDD), we bring unique benefits to our five counties, including:

  • Participation in federal and state funding programs;

  • Reduced dollar match for grant programs;

  • Inclusion in the area-wide Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document; and

  • Networking with other communities in the region.

ABOUT OUR REGION

Located east of the Rockies and linked by I-15, the Sweetgrass Region is home to over 112,000 residents and a wide array of thriving industries, unique opportunities, and beautiful scenery.

Head north to Glacier County and enjoy the thriving local business community on your way to the world-famous Glacier National Park.  In Cascade County, enjoy the trails and waterfalls along the upper Missouri River where Great Falls acquired its namesake. Explore Pondera County, the agricultural hub of the Golden Triangle. Visit Teton County, known for its dinosaurs, skiing, and more. Toole County borders Canada and Shelby offers hiking trails and a historic downtown area with an Amtrak station.

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WHAT'S NEW IN NORTH-CENTRAL MONTANA?

We publish free newsletters twice a week to keep our friends and partners informed about opportunities for the businesses and entities that call our counties home. On Tuesdays, we sum up the latest news on business funding and training. On Fridays, we publish special interest stories including local business highlights, fun facts, and more.

TESTIMONIES

Coming soon!

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Choteau Area Chamber of Commerce

Choteau Area Chamber of Commerce

Your guide to the Choteau, Montana business community.

City of Conrad

City of Conrad

The county seat of Pondera County and a hub of the Golden Triangle.

City of Cut Bank

City of Cut Bank

The county seat of Glacier County and the "coldest spot on Earth", Cut Bank is your gateway to Glacier National Park!

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

One of America's premier national park destinations.

Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce

Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce

Promoting and strengthening the Cut Bank business community.

Glacier County

Glacier County

The gateway to the mountains and so much more.

Glacier County Port Authority

Glacier County Port Authority

Advancing economic development in Glacier County, Montana.

Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

Serving and promoting the business community in Great Falls.

City of Great Falls

City of Great Falls

A metropolitan hub between the Missouri and Sun Rivers.

Montana Main Street Program

Montana Main Street Program

Working together to help Montana's historic districts thrive!

Montana Economic Developers Association

Montana Economic Developers Association

Educating and coordinating the Montana economic development community.

Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development

Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development

Supporting economic development in the state of Montana.

Pondera County

Pondera County

Home to Conrad, Brady, Valier, Libby, and more!

City of Shelby

City of Shelby

County seat of Toole County.

Toole County

Toole County

Home to Shelby, Sunburst, and so much more!

Choose Montana

Choose Montana

Promoting tourism in the Treasure State.

Cascade County

Cascade County

Home to Great Falls, Giant Springs, and so much more!

Blackfeet Nation

Blackfeet Nation

The Blackfeet Indian Reservation is home to the 17,321-member Blackfeet Nation, one of the 10 largest tribes in the United States.

 

CONTACT

SARAH CONVERSE | Executive Director | sarah@sweetgrassdevelopment.com

COREY HAGEMAN | Regional Director | corey@sweetgrassdevelopment.org

SEAN MCGUIRE | Executive Assistant | info@sweetgrassdevelopment.org

KATHY WOODFORD | Administrative Assistant | kathy@sweetgrassdevelopment.org

(406) 727-5173

521 1st Avenue NW

Great Falls, MT 59404

(Building says Cascade County DES)

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