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17th Annual Energy Open to be Held Aug 13th and 14th

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The 17th Annual Energy Open Conference and Golf Tournament will still be held in Colstrip, MT, the “Energy Capital of the World”, on August 13th and 14th, 2020.

Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC) cordially invites the public to participate in this unique event which “showcases the economic benefits of responsible energy development.”  This is a great opportunity to tour unique energy facilities, network with energy leaders, decision makers, legislators, and golf one of Montana’s most challenging public courses.

The Energy Open starts at 9am on Thursday, August 13th at Colstrip High School with registration and tremendous networking opportunities.  A group of selected speakers will round out the morning.  Lunch will be served prior to the attendees departing on a tour.  The Rosebud Mine tour will feature coal mining, safety, and award winning reclamation efforts of Westmoreland Rosebud Mining.  The first day will conclude with a banquet featuring Keynote Speaker, Alan Olson, Executive Director of the Montana Petroleum Association.

On Friday, August 14th, the Ponderosa Butte Golf Course in Colstrip will host the Energy Open 18 Hole Golf Tournament with lots of prizes, a shot at the “Coal Cup” Trophy and the $20,000 Hole in One prize.  The golf teams will be treated to a breakfast prior to the tee time of 10am.  The day will conclude with a tournament awards presentation.

The Energy Open is open to the public, but prior registration is required.  For more general information, please contact SEMDC at (406)748-2990 or email jatchison@semdc.org or prhill@semdc.org.  Additional information is available at our website at www.semdc.org.

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Requesting Participation in a Covid 19 Impact Survey

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Please take an opportunity to participate in a Northwest Energy survey about impacts to businesses from Covid 19.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SEMT

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Find Out More About SB 331 in Montana

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Utilize this link to find out more information about SB 331 in Montana.

https://poweringgoodformt.com/

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Small Business Workshop and Open House

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Free

Please join us for a Small Business Workshop and Open House

Open to anyone and everyone

December 3, 2018 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm

Colstrip City Hall

Brought to you by: MT AFL-CIO, MCC, DCC, CDKC, Job Service, SEMDC and SBDC

 

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Growth Through Agriculture Grants Due November 1st

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Southeastern Montana Development Corporation wants to inform people of the Montana Department of Agriculture’s Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) funding cycle. The GTA program works to strengthen and diversify Montana’s agricultural industry by offering grants and loans to qualified agri-businesses for new agricultural products and processes.

Applicants are encouraged to contact SEMDC for assistance with their GTA application, financial projections, business and marketing plans. Projects may potentially be funded in a single application for a maximum total amount of $150,000 in the form of grant funding up to $50,000 and loan funding up to $100,000. Examples of project activities involve equipment purchases, advertising and promotion, and consultant services such as engineering costs. A dollar-for-dollar match is required for all proposals.

The Council may make a grant or loan if it determines that the project is consistent with the goals of the Growth Through Agriculture Act and:
1) primarily adds value to Montana’s agricultural products,
2) has the prospect for commercial success given current personnel, experience and resources of the applicant,
3) has the prospect to create and/or retain jobs in Montana,
4) primarily processes or adds value to Montana’s agricultural products currently produced or potentially produced in the state, and
5) has the management structure to allow the Agriculture Development Council to reasonably conclude that the applicant will comply with ongoing reporting and monitoring activities.

For more information about this funding opportunity go to agr.mt.gov/Growth-Through-Agriculture or contact Julie Emmons at 406-853-6900.

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15th Annual Energy Open Held in Colstrip

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Please see the link below to see results from the 15th Annual Energy Open Golf Tournament held in Colstrip, MT.

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15th Annual Energy Open Scheduled for August 16th and 17th

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The 15th Annual Energy Open Conference and Golf Tournament will be held on August, 16th and 17th, 2018 in Colstrip the “Energy Capital of Montana.”

SouthEastern Montana Development (SEMDC,) and Colstrip UNITED cordially invite the public to participate in this unique event which “showcases the economic benefits of responsible energy development.” This is a great opportunity to tour unique energy facilities, network with energy leaders, decision makers, legislators, and golf one of Montana’s most challenging public courses.

The Energy Open starts at 9:00 am on Thursday August 16th at Colstrip High School with registration and networking opportunities. Numerous speakers will round out the morning. Lunch will be served prior to the attendees departing on two different tours. The two tours will feature the Colstrip Power Plant Complex (coal fired power generation,) the Boilermakers Training Center (workforce training,) Rye Park, and Castle Rock Lake (environmental and quality of life benefits,) and the Western Energy Rosebud Coal Mine (mining, safety, and award-winning reclamation efforts.) The first day will conclude with a dinner in  Mulligans at the golf course.

On Friday, August 17th, the Ponderosa Butte Golf Course in Colstrip will host the Energy Open 18 Hole Golf Tournament with lots of prizes, a shot at the “Coal Cup” Corporate Trophy and the $20,000 Hole In One prize. The golf teams will be treated to a breakfast prior to the tee time of 10 am. The day will conclude with a scholarship raffle and a tournament awards presentation.

The Energy Open is free to the public, but prior registration is required. For more general information, please contact SEMDC at (406) 748-2990 or email jatchision@semdc.org or info@semdc.org. Additional information is available at our website www.semdc.org.

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Strengthening Economies in Montana – A Forum For Coal Reliant Communities

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Is your county or region experiencing economic challenges due to the contraction of the coal industry? Are you seeking effective approaches to support economic diversification, workforce development and improved quality of life in your community?

Join the National Association of Counties and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation in Billings, Mont., on April 18–19th for Strengthening Economies in Montana, a free forum designed for coal-reliant counties and regions from across Montana. This convening will bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors for an educational and interactive gathering to share best practices, lessons learned and new opportunities to support economic diversification. Prepare for a mix of interactive sessions and small group discussions designed to deepen and foster new partnerships aimed at promoting innovation and prosperity throughout Montana and the Western regions.

The forum will offer ample opportunity to network with your peers, state and federal officials and other practitioners who are promoting economic and community development at the local, regional and state levels. All interested community stakeholders from Utah are welcome to attend, including: county and other local officials; regional development organization staff; workforce development professionals; non-profit and philanthropic leaders; business owners; and representatives from K-12 and higher education institutions.

This forum is funded through the support of the U.S. Economic Development Administration – Denver Regional Office, as part of NACo and NADO RF’s larger four-state initiative: Strengthening Economies in the West, which provide tailored  economic diversification support and technical assistance for coal-reliant counties and regions in Colorado, Montana, Utah & Wyoming. This initiative kicked off in April of 2017 with an educational forum in Denver.

Attendance for this forum is encouraged for Montana counties and regions economically linked to the coal industry and forum content will primarily focus on strategies and opportunities specifically unique to Montana. Through this regional initiative, a similar forum was held in Utah in October 2017, while forums will later take place in Wyoming and Colorado over the course of 2018.

Please visit this link to register for the forum.

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SEMDC CEDS Document Featured on NADO Website

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The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) has the potential to be a true road map that brings together many voices from your region to form a common vision for economic prosperity and resilience.  Through the CEDS Spotlight case studies series, the NADO Research Foundation is highlighting best practices and innovative elements of CEDS planning, development, and implementation from EDDs and other regional development organizations across the country.  Click here to view the SEMDC CEDS featured on their site.

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Energy Open scheduled for August 17th and 18th

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The 14th Annual Energy Open Tours and Golf Tournament will be held on August 17th and 18th, 2017 in Colstrip, the “Energy Capital of Montana.”

Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC) and Colstrip UNITED cordially invite the public to participate in this unique opportunity which “showcases the economic benefits of responsible energy development.”  This is a great opportunity to tour unique energy facilities, network with energy leaders, decision makers, legislators and golf one of Montana’s most challenging public courses.

The Energy Open starts at 9:30 am on Thursday August 17th at Colstrip High School with registration and networking opportunities.  Lunch will be served prior to the attendees departing on two different Tours.  The two Tours will feature the Colstrip Power Plant Complex (coal fired power generation), the Boilermakers Training Center (workforce training), Rye Park and Castle Rock Lake (environmental and quality of life benefits) and the Western Energy Rosebud Coal Mine (mining, safety and award winning reclamation efforts).  The first day will conclude with a dinner at the Wagon Wheelz Café / Moose Lodge.

On Friday August 18th, the Ponderosa Butte Golf Course in Colstrip will host the Energy Open 18 Hole Golf Tournament with lots of prizes, a shot at the “Coal Cup” Corporate Trophy and the $20,000 Hole-In-One prize.  The golf teams will be treated to a breakfast prior to the tee time of 10:00 am.   The day will conclude with a scholarship raffle and the tournament awards presentations.

The Energy Open is free to the public but prior registration is required.  For more general information, please contact SEMDC at (406) 748-2990 or email jatchison@semdc.org or prhill@semdc.org. Additional information is available at www.semdc.org.

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