Great Northern Development Corporation

Small Business

Development Center

For an individual looking to start a new business or expand their existing business, the SBDC is the best place to start.

Housing

Assistance

Our housing programs offer resources in every stage including affordable housing, first time buyer education, and home rehabilitation.

Community

Development

We partner with individuals and organizations to provide safe and clean housing including hazardous substance clean up and site rehabilitation.

Food & Ag

Development Center

The centers support economic development by ensuring that more of the state’s food, agricultural and energy dollars circulate in Montana.

The resources you need to grow and prosper in your community

Small Business

Development Center

Free face-to-face business consulting and training, on topics including business planning, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, international trade and much more including questions like these:

  • Do I need to be an LLC?
  • Can you give me a loan?
  • Why isn’t my business making money?
  • Is my business idea feasible?
  • If I build it will they come?
  • Where are the problem areas?

Housing

Assistance

Homebuyer Education

Learn how to successfully navigate the home buying process with our Homebuyer education classes.  You will learn all the steps of buying a home. Our experienced HUD Certified Housing Counselor will help you along the way to give you confidence in your home purchase.

Housing Projects

Learn about the many housing projects GNDC has been a part of including new construction, rehabilition and demolition to see if we can assist you with your housing efforts.

Community

Development

  • Brownsfields Programs
    Want to buy a vacant building? We will do a hazardous waste check and remediation. Available throughout a 15 county region of Eastern Montana.
  • Housing Rehab
    GNDC administers state and federal programs that assist in health, safety, and demolition projects for homes, apartments, and commercial buildings.
  • Cooperative Development
    Offering workshops, panels, discussion groups and personalized coaching to equip individuals with the skills needed to operate and manage cooperatives.

Food & Ag

Development Center

The Montana Food and Agricultural Development Center (FADC) Network helps Montanans innovate and grow businesses that produce and commercialize food, agricultural and renewable energy products, and processes, creating wealth and jobs in our communities and on our farms and ranches.

Current Happenings

Community Survey

Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC) is seeking community input in developing its next five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). For the past 26 years, GNDC has provided professional business counseling, community...

Eastern MT Bipartisan Infrastructure Laws (BIL) Workshop

On Thursday, June 23rd, Eastern Montana community leaders are invited to attend this workshop to hear from guest speakers knowledgeable about the opportunities available for infrastructure development through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law...

Assistance for Business Clinic

Assistance for Business Clinic

GNDC is partnering with the Montana Department of Labor & Industry to offer the Assistance for Business Clinic. The Assistance for Business Clinics are designed to provide new and established businesses, accountants, bookkeepers, human resource...

Cows & Carbon Workshop: What’s there to know?

Cows & Carbon Workshop: What’s there to know?

Join us on Wednesday, June 29th for this learning opportunity! The workshop will be presented by Western Sustainability Exchange (WSE), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Native, a public benefit corporation. Topics to be discussed...

Announcement of the 2022 Minnow Tank Finalist’s 

Announcement of the 2022 Minnow Tank Finalist’s 

Great Northern Development Corporation, the Small Business Development Center, and the MDT Small Business Enterprise program would like to congratulate the 2022 Minnow Tank Business Plan Competition finalists.  Finalists will present their...

Public Review Needed for Economic Strategy

WOLF POINT, MONTANA (Sept. 21, 2022) – Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC) is seeking community feedback on its next Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and Economic Recovery and Resiliency Addendum.  The five-year CEDS...

Housing Networking Event Hosted by GNDC

We all need a roof over our head and sometimes achieving that can be more difficult than we anticipate, particularly in rural areas such as Northeast Montana. So let's talk about it...past successes, current opportunities and future goals. In...

Training & Events

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Personalized training that will help you with any small business challenges.