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

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.  

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 | toddjackson@mt.gov | 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...

Isabella Casillas Guzman Confirmed as 27th SBA Administrator

Release Date: March 18, 2021   Release Number: 21-21   Contact: Carol. Wilkerson@sba.gov   www.sba.gov/newsFollow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram     WASHINGTON – Isabella Casillas Guzman has been confirmed as the 27th...

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...