Archive for July, 2008

Senior Housing Cooperative – Ravalli County Council on Aging

Through a technical assistance network managed and funded by the Montana Cooperative Development Center, Ravalli County Economic Development Authority has been pleased to be able to assit the Ravalli County Council on Aging with some of the planning for their Sr. Housing Cooperative project.

Cooperative housing means joint ownership and operation of a housing development by those who live in it. Cooperative members are, in effect, their own landlords, enabling the cooperative community to be built and operated at a very affordable cost. Each member purchases a share in the limited equity corporation. These shares provide the equity to secure a More >

Bitterroot Tool & Machine, Stevensville, Montana

Stevensville, Mont. (Monday, July 18, 2008) – Bitterroot Tool & Machine (BTM) LLC, located in Stevensville has been awarded a $33,000 from the USDA, Rural Business Enterprise Grant program to obtain ISO 9000 Certification. The total project cost is $74,000.

The USDA has many programs that support and help to grow innovation in rural areas. The Missoula regional USDA office was very proactive in assisting the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority’s application on behalf of BTM. Additional information By WHITNEY BERMES of the Ravalli Republic.