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Economic Diversification - 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.


With the changes in the coal industry, SEMDC is working to participate with the newly formed Coal Country Coalition in Montana as well as implementing efforts to diversify the economy in Colstrip.

Colstrip Economic Diversification Strategy

Colstrip Economic Diversification Summary Document  (This is a 2 page updated Summary)

Colstrip Econ Diversification Report  (This is a 66-page study for 2017)


Coal Country Executive Summary

The Coal Country coalition contracted with Taimerica Management to have a study was done that would address the impacts in the 15 county region of Montana’s coal-producing counties and the State of Montana.  Click on the links below to view the Executive Summary which is a brief overview of the study or the link that contains the full document.

Executive Summary (8 pages)

Coal Country Coalition Report (98 pages)