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

SBDC’S MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT – NOVEMBER

SBDC’S MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT – NOVEMBER

Sarah was a chemist who found herself in Mexico setting up a cement lab for her employer, which is when she met her husband. After moving to Eastern Montana Sarah found herself needing a challenge. “Being a stay-at-home mom was fulfilling but I...

SBDC’s Monthly Spotlight – October

SBDC’s Monthly Spotlight – October

When you walk into Sugg Primary Care Clinic in Glasgow, you will feel right at home with a warm welcome and a comfortable atmosphere. Dawn Sugg, FNP-C was a nurse for 18 years and always felt a calling to do more and help her patients...

Help Us Understand Your Regional Food Economy

Great Northern and Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation are partnering with the Montana Department of Ag and NoKidHungry to conduct a study of our regional food system. The next part of their research is to conduct surveys across our...

Training & Events

  1. Financial Skills Next Steps Workshop: Buying a Home

    January 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm MST
  2. Business Planning 101 Class – Garfield County

    January 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MST
  3. Business Planning 101 Class – McCone County

    January 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST
  4. Business Planning 101 Class – Valley County

    January 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MST
  5. Business Planning 101 Class – Roosevelt County

    January 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST

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