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

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...

Small Business Development Center -Regional Director

GNDC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Regional Director Position Overview: The GNDC SBDC Regional Director is responsible for providing business and entrepreneurial counseling  services to small business owners and entrepreneurs within...

Request for Proposals

Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC), a regional non-profit economic and community development organization, is soliciting a Request for Proposals for the development of a six county, regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy...

Training & Events

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