Serving Southeastern Montana Counties of Custer, Powder River, Rosebud & Treasure

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Business Support

We offer technical assistance to businesses and entrepreneurs in the four counties we serve.

Grant Assistance

Grant writing research, assistance, and administration services to businesses, government entities, and non-profit organizations in southeastern Montana.

Loan Programs

SEMDC offers access to a number of loan programs and partners with local banks to assist small businesses in obtaining the necessary capital to begin or expand their existing operations.

Planning

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

Advocacy

Advocating for our local communities and businesses to ensure success.  

Junior Ag Loans Available Through Montana Department of Agriculture Loans up to $8,500 available to young Montana farmers and ranchers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Tuesday, January 19, 2021 CONTACT:Walt Anseth, Montana Department of Agriculture, (406) 444-5420Chelsi Bay, Montana Department of Agriculture, (406) 444-3684Helena, Mont. – Montana youth ages 21 and under may be eligible for up to $8,500 in loan...

SBA Launches Largest Expansion of Women’s Business Centers in 30 Years

20 Women’s Business Centers to Open Across America Supporting Women-Owned Small Businesses WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced grant funding and the historic launch of 20 new Women’s Business Centers (WBC) across America to...

SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline through Dec. 31, 2021

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster declaration is extended to Dec. 31, 2021.  The deadline extension comes as a result of...

SBA Press Release: Injury Disaster Loans Available to Montana Small Businesses.

Disaster Field Operations Center West Release Date:  Dec. 22, 2020Contact:  Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, Richard.Jenkins@sba.govRelease Number:  MT 16822-01Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans...

Montana SBA Director tours small businesses.

Montana SBA Director Brent Donnelly made a quick stop at Vintage and Rustics Wednesday Decemeber 16, 2020. It was one of many stops he made during a week long road trip that makes ones stop in all Montana's counties. Donnelly said that they were doing this to help the...

Southeastern Montana Development Corporation receives MEDA Impact Award for Powder River County Bridge Disaster Recovery Effort.

On July 29, 2020, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced that it had awarded Powder River County a $7 million grant from the EDA’s Disaster Recovery Program to replace or upgrade four bridges and resurface approximately 18 miles of road damaged by...

Virtual Bazaar for Native Artist, Crafters, and Producers. December 12th and 13th

NADC and it's E-Commerce TRIIA is sponsoring a Virtual Bazaar for Native Artists, Crafters, and Producers this weekend on the 12th and 13th. We are partnering/collaborating with Social Distance Powwow Marketplace https://www.facebook.com/groups/832568190487520/ for...

Mendoza to Join Economic Development Group

Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Jim Atchison, SEMDC 748-2990 Date: December 8, 2020 Photo (1) Mendoza to Join Economic Development Group (Colstrip)  Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC) recently announced that they have hired...

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Data – Key Aspects

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Data – Key Aspects SBA Values Transparency, Accuracy, and Protecting Taxpayer FundsSmall businesses are the driving force of the American economy and are essential to America’seconomic rebound from the global pandemic. SBA is...

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Montana Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in nine Montana counties and neighboring counties in South Dakota and Wyoming are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced...