State Resources

Local Government Center
The mission of the Local Government Center at Montana State University-Bozeman is to "strengthen the capacities of Montana's local governmental units to deliver essential services efficiently and to provide training, technical assistance, and research to local officials.

Montana Associated Technology Roundtables
The Montana Associated Technology Roundtables was founded to promote economic development in Montana by bringing together the network of entrepreneurs and business professionals to share ideas and information.

Montana Manufacturing Center
Management practices for buildings, equipment, processes and people.

Montana Small Business Administration
An agency to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.

Travel Montana
Travel Montana serves the people of Montana with programs designed to develop and promote Montana as an attractive destination for visitors from around the world.


Regional Resources

Western Rural Development Center
Funded by USDACSREES, the WRDC's goal is to strengthen the capacity of local citizens to guide the future of their rural communities.

Northwest Entrepreneur Network
Making connections and providing access to resources to help entrepreneurs succeed.


National Resources

National Association of Community Development Extension Specialists (NACDEP)
NACDEP is an organization dedicated to improving the visibility, coordination, professional status and resource base of community and economic development Extension programs and professionals.

Community Development Society
The Community Development Society fosters the professional development of those building the capacity of communities while serving as an advocate for healthy communities and their importance to society. CDS members represent a variety of fields: education, health care, social services, government, utilities, economic development practitioners, citizen groups, and more.