Montana CiderWorks North Fork cider received a Gold medal at the 2013 Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition. The blend includes hard-to-find traditional cider apples & crab apples alongside Bitterroot Valley apples.
Montana CiderWorks (MtCW) is an agricultural producer and manufacturer of mildly alcoholic cider, owned and operated by Lee McAlpine. The orchard and production facility are located on the McAlpine’s 42 acre property between the towns of Darby and Conner, Montana and have been in continuous operation since 2007. MtCW is the only commercial hard cider producer in Montana and maintains the only English/American cider-apple orchard in Montana.
RCEDA received a More >
GlaxoSmithKline – Hamilton, Montana GSK Vaccines Hamilton Announces Big Sky Economic Development Grant
Hamilton, MT: In July of 2011 the City of Hamilton received a $240,000 grant from the Big Sky Economic Trust Fund (BSTF) Program to assist GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) with the purchase of equipment. Receipt of the award was contingent upon hiring of up to 32 employees through July 2013. To date GlaxoSmithKline has created 26 new jobs that are scientifically based positions working primarily in the manufacturing center of the Hamilton facility.
The BSTF program is a Montana Department of Commerce funded program designed to aid in the development of good More >
This is a reminder of the upcoming important public information meeting for the proposed Tax Increment Finance District in the Old Corvallis Road area. The meeting is Friday, September 7th, from 8:30 am. to 10:30 a.m. at the Bedford Building, 223 South 2nd Street, Hamilton. The HANDOUT and Power Point Presentation for the meeting.
Meeting Sponsors and Participants
Montana Community Development Services – Janet Cornish – TIFD Consultant Bitterroot Board of Realtors Government & Economic Affairs Committee Chair – Teri Polumsky Ravalli County Economic Development Authority – Julie Foster Nancy Ballance – Meeting Facilitator
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions | Julie and Nancy 8:40 a.m. Re More >
The RCEDA Board of Commissioners and staff invite you to attend a USDA ribbon cutting celebrating four recently funded Rural Development projects. Come meet with USDA program managers, enjoy some light snacks, meet project recipients and network!
Tuesday, July 24th, 11am at the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority 274 Old Old Corvallis Rd in Hamilton. For more information call 375-9416.
11am Arrival 11:15am Welcome and Short Presentations
• Julie Foster, welcome and introduction of the four projects • Arni Fishbaugh and Cindy Kitteredge, MT Artists in Business and MAP Micro Loan • Pat Hulla, Region 1 Director, MT Dept of Labor • More >
A new Food Network series is looking for FOOD ENTREPRENEURS. Specifically, people who have left their previous career to start a new restaurant (or similar business). Must have little-to-no prior professional culinary experience. Must be planning to open a brick-and-mortar space where there will be walk-in customers (restaurant, bakery, sandwich shop, etc.). Must be aiming to open between now and autumn 2012.
Those chosen will receive culinary & business coaching from Bobby Flay (a chef, restaurateur, and fixture on the Food Network) as well as invaluable national publicity. Those interested that fit the guidelines please email the following: Outline your timeline, More >
Jeannine Cramer had a dream to open a resale clothing store featuring quality name brand clothing and childrens sports equipment. With the help of a micro loan from RCEDA, Jeanine will be opening Chic Boutique on Monday, October 31st just across the street from the Post Office on 4th Street in Hamilton. Resale or “used” clothing stores are becoming quite popular and this market is becoming very competitive. We are betting on Jeannine because of her business plan, customer and business connections, and her drive and determination. We are confident that Chic Boutique will be a successful addition to downtown More >
Harvest Moon Bakery opened its doors on September 27th to an enthusiastic response from the community. Harvest Moon got a Micro Loan from the RCEDA for start-up.
Eileen and Dave Roiter have been very pleased with the response to their new retail bakery right next to the high school in downtown Corvallis. Things were selling out quickly, but don’t worry they are making more. “We pride ourselves on making everything from scratch” says Eileen, with a selection that includes deserts and pastries, artisan breads and specialty cakes. Dave’s desserts are already well know around the valley, having been very popular More >
Attached is the Request for Proposals to provide a coffee/concession type service (kitchen plan) at Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Complete proposals are due to RML by 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2011. Any proposals received after that will not be considered. Proposals may be hand delivered, emailed, mailed or delivered by courier. Confidentiality of unsealed proposals cannot be assured. Please send any questions you may have to me in writing at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions and responses will be shared to all competitors in writing.
If you would like to add your voice to support the Stevensville waste water project that will provide municpal sewer service to area businesses and help retain good paying jobs in the Town and Ravalli County please send an email or a letter to Julie@rceda.org. Please contact Senator’s Baucus, Tester, and Congressman Rehberg as well. Ask them to support the Town of Stevensville’s infrastructure application to the U.S. DOC / EDA and to the Montana Department of Commerce!
On behalf of the “your organization” , I am writing to express strong support for the Economic Development Administration and Montana Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant More >
Wild West Machine received a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant for technical assistance, with the assistance of the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA). The grant includes help with new technology and marketing. Wild West Machine products, including the popular GrainMaker®, are manufactured by Bitterroot Tool & Machine (BTM).Wild West Machine LLC is owned by Bonnie Jones which has a business to business relationship with BTM. Both companies provide good paying jobs in Ravalli County.
The GrainMaker® is a quality, hand-operated grain mill designed to make quick work of grinding grains of all types. The GrainMaker® is the size of a More >