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.  

State Small Business Credit Initiative or SSBCI

MONTANA STATE SMALL BUSINESS CREDIT INITIATIVE 2.0 LOAN PARTICIPATION PROGRAM (MT SSBCI 2.0 LPP) The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) reauthorized and amended the Small Business Jobs Acts of 2010 (SBJA) to provide $10 billion to fund the State Small Business...

2023 Economic Outlook Seminar comes to Miles City!

2023 Economic Outlook Seminar

MEDA Spring 2023 Conference. What connects us today? What connects us tomorrow?

The 2023 MEDA Spring conference, hosted by Eastern Montana Region will be held on May 22-24 in Billings MT at the Northern Hotel.