What is Economic Development?
An official definition of economic development is improving economic health and vitality of communities through attraction, creation and retention of capital investment and jobs.
What programs are available for small businesses?
Our local Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) is located in Havre, Montana at Bear Paw Development Corporation.
Areas of Assistance:
• Technical assistance in writing
business plans for new and existing businesses, financial analysis,
planning and state and private capital sources.
• Assistance with marketing research, analysis and strategy as well as advertising, packaging and promotion.
• Training in all areas of business management and referral to business professionals as needed.
• One-on-one counseling for existing and start-up business management.
For more information and to schedule a counseling session, simply call (406) 265-9226, or fill out the Request for Counseling Form by clicking HERE.
At what point in my project should I contact PhillCo Economic Development for assistance?
As soon as possible in the early planning stages. We can help point you in the right direction and assist you in getting your business off the ground.
What are considered eligible uses for the Store Front Beautification Grant?
Eligible uses for grant money include:
Non-advertising decorative banners
This is a 50/50 matching grant that will fund up to 50% of an individual beautification project up to $2,500.