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Planning Assistance


Planning Assistance

Planning can help communities find the right balance of essential needs, new developments, changing demographics, future goals, challenging obstacles, and innovation.

SEMDC participates with planning in the counties of Rosebud, Treasure, Custer and Powder River Counties.

Whether you are working on infrastructure projects, city planning, community capacity building, natural resource development, or revitalization plans, SEMDC can help to:

  • Brainstorm the initial planning process

  • Work on securing funding

  • Organize the public participation process

  • Identify local needs

  • Develop impact assessments

  • Research current issues or case studies to support the project

Why is Planning Important?

Projects small and large can have many effects socially, economically, environmentally, psychologically, physically, and environmentally within communities. Planning helps to maximize positive impacts and mitigate negative impacts – locally and regionally.

Planning also helps to:

  • Better understand stakeholders’ needs

  • Recognize all potentially effected

  • Facilitate dialogue and strategies

  • Find creative options and solid solutions

  • Mitigate harm

  • Help to develop more comprehensive plans

  • Incorporate the larger perspective and include public participation

  • Learn from history and case studies

Some planning initiatives that we work on are:

  • Community Economic Development Strategies

These are assessments completed every 5 years, with one year follow-ups. These documents help to keep up-to-date with current regional issues and concerns, as well as brainstorm projects and assessments that need to be works on.

For more information: CEDS Information

  • Assistance with the ongoing and pro-active development and financing of Community Infrastructure Plans for SEMDC member cities/counties.

  • Implementation of all applicable provisions of IFR Parts 303 and 304, including review of its governing board configuration to ensure the composition requirements.

  • Development of community marketing initiatives and tourism opportunities along the 212 corridor (Warrior Trail), and in the Region.

  • Continuing work to connect and collaborate with various individuals, stakeholders, businesses, organizations, and government to brainstorm projects that will enhance the quality of life and maximize opportunities within this region.

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