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

CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy) Meetings

We have scheduled our yearly town meetings please click here to find out when we are coming to your town.

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


Advocating for our local communities and businesses to ensure success.  


Please see the flyers below with dates and times for the meeting in your town. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. If you are unable to attend any of the meetings in person please click on the links below and complete the survey for your town....

Deadline Approaching in Montana for SBA Disaster Loans for Property Damage Due to the Richard Spring Fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Montana private nonprofit organizations of the Nov. 29, 2021, deadline to apply for an SBA federal...

PROSPERA: Learn Everything You Need to Start Your For-Profit or Nonprofit Business – October 26 – Online Webinar

Job Fair!!!

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.4 Million to Build Business Innovation Center to Support Coal Communities in Rosebud County, Montana

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.4 million grant to the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation, Colstrip, Montana, to help build a Business...

SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Montana Private Nonprofit Organizations in Rosebud County and the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation

Disaster Field Operations Center West Release Date:  Oct. 4, 2021Contact:  Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, Richard.Jenkins@sba.govRelease Number:  MT 17210-01Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest...

USDA Invests $1 Million for Montana Rural Economic Development  Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. to Assist Custer County in Funding Construction of a Multi-Use Building in Miles City

BOZEMAN, Mont., July 27, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Montana Acting State Director Jake Ceartin today announced that USDA is investing $1 million to support rural economic development in Montana. USDA is providing the...

Commerce Awards More Than $5 Million of Historic Preservation Grants to 23 Montana Communities

Yucca Theatre | Hysham, Mont. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 20, 2021 CONTACT: Todd Jackson | | 406.841.2811 MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce announced today that 23 Montana communities will share more than $5 million of grant...

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Montana Small Businesses

Disaster Field Operations Center West Release Date:  May 6, 2021Contact:  Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, Richard.Jenkins@sba.govRelease Number:  MT 16961-01Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans...