Archive for August, 2014
The Montana Association of Planners (MAP) is an association of professional planners, from public and private entities; planning board members and interested citizens. Though most often associated with guiding future land use and development, local planning efforts also include planning for public facilities and service needs, historic preservation, environmental protection, transportation, parks and recreation, and economic development. Planning provides options and tools for communities to achieve their vision of the future. MAP takes no position for or against growth, but rather promotes planning as a positive and proactive way to address change in our communities.
MAP holds an annual conference that More >
USDA State Director Anthony J. Preite will be at the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority on Wednesday, August 13th at 11:30 a.m. Director Preite will be presenting checks to RCEDA to provide technical assistance to three local businesses. The funds are from the Rural Business Enterprise Grants (RBEG) program. A total of $59,700 is being awarded for these rural projects. The purpose of the RBEG funds is to support projects that finance and facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses.
RCEDA relies on the USDA and the RBEG program to assist the start up and expansion of businesses in the More >