Other resources within the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development include:
MicroBusiness Finance Program
The MicroBusiness Finance Program administers funding for the MicroBusiness Development Corporations (MBDCs) located across Montana. MBDCs work with Montana-based businesses with fewer than 10 full-time equivalent employees and gross annual revenues of less than $1,000,000. Certified MBDCs:
- Provide loans up to $100,000 to qualified microbusinesses;
- Provide training and technical assistance to qualified microbusinesses;
- Underwrite and service their microloan portfolios.
Revolving Loan Fund List
This is a list of state-wide resources for revolving loan fund providers.
Certified Regional Development Corporations
The Certified Regional Development Corporations (CRDC) program supports a regional approach to economic development, facilitating an efficient delivery of economic development programs by supporting regional capacity.
The CRDC program supports each of the CRDCs with annual funding for economic development services supporting their region, including personnel and operating expenses, and any other expenses deemed necessary to maintain the organization’s certification as a CRDC.
A CRDC must be a private, non-profit corporation, and apply for certification through a competitive state Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
Made in Montana
The popular Made in Montana program builds recognition for products that are "authentically" Montana. That means they are grown, created, made and/or enhanced in the state, resulting in 50% or more added-value. Program features include:
- Free membership for producers and retailers selling Made in Montana products
- Logo usage on qualifying products and signage
- Online database to find a buy products