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Eastern Montana Impact Coalition - Southeastern Montana Development Corporation

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

Business of the Month

BW Grill and Bar in Hysham is a Short-order restaurant providing lunch and dinner along with a full-service bar. Stop in for lunch on your way through, you will not be disappointed! Grab a burger or the daily special, or maybe even get a take and bake pizza for later.


Eastern Montana Impact Coalition


EMIC Members, shown from left: Jason Rittal – Exec. Director, EPEDC; Martin DeWitt – Exec. Director, GNDC; Leslie Messer – Exec. Director, REDC; and Jim Atchison – Exec. Director SEMDC

In summer 2012, the EMIC received grant funding from the Economic Development Administration and Big Sky Trust Fund, to conduct a full Impact Study of the 16 country region that makes up the EMIC. Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. of Seattle, Washington have been contracted to conduct the study in 2013. In addition to completing an area-wide impact study, the EMIC has also secured funding to hire a professional Certified Planner, and a Resource Coordinator. These positions will be responsible for assisting communities in their efforts to plan and develop local economies in the face of the energy boom that much of Eastern Montana is presented with.

 Eastern Montana Impact Coalition partners include: 

Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation (EPEDC),

Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC),

Richland Economic Development  (REDC),

Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC).