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Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jim Atchison, SEMDC 748-2990

Date: December 8, 2020

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Mendoza to Join Economic Development Group

(Colstrip)  Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC) recently announced that they have hired additional staffing to assist the regional non-profit economic development group. 

Angela Mendoza has joined SEMDC as the new Grant Administrator & Public Relations Coordinator. She will also take on the additional task of special event planning.  

Jim Atchison, SEMDC Executive Director noted that “due to the tremendous increase in our grant and planning workload in the past 2-3 years, we had to find and add key personnel to assist us.  Finding someone like Angela, with her experience and abilities was certainly beneficial and we are very pleased to have her a part of the SEMDC team”

“ I am truly looking forward to being a part of an organization that makes such a positive impact on the community,” Mendoza says “ I am excited to become a contributor to the economic growth in Eastern Montana”  

Mendoza brings over 20 years of experience as a business leader and several years of experience with grant writing and administration. Originally from Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho, her business background began as she worked her way through the ranks in retail and then went on to earn a bachelor’s in business from Eastern Oregon University, a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.

As the Grant Administrator & Public Relations Coordinator, Mendoza will work closely with the SEMDC staff and the public sector to ensure the growth and economic stability within the four-county SEMDC service region. 

SEMDC is a regional non-profit economic development group that was established in 1997 to stimulate and encourage economic activity in the four (4) Counties of Custer, Powder River, Rosebud and Treasure.  Today, SEMDC works with the private, public, and non-profit sectors to help create and retain jobs in these four counties.  Our track record has documented over 1,097 jobs created or retained and nearly $60 million dollars in project assistance since 1997.  Since 2005, we have been designated by the State of Montana as a Certified Regional Development Corporation (CRDC) and the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) as an Economic Development District. For more information contact SEMDC at 406-748-2990 or www.semdc,org

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