Thank you to those that sponsor economic development services to the businesses and entrepreneurs in our community. We will be updating this page and providing additional information on sponsors, the programs that they make available to you. We will providing information on the instructors for the business planning classes that give so generously of their time.(1/6/2014)

First Interstate Bank, Hamilton Branch – Branch President Owen Robbins


Whether you run a large corporation or a small business with just yourself as an employee, First Interstate can provide the tools to help manage your business. Try our suite of business products and services, or meet with one of our experienced business bankers to find personalized solutions that fit your needs. We care about our local economy and want to help you and your business succeed.

Farmers State Bank – President Kay Clevidence


Business loans are available for start up, working capital, expansion, multifamily residences, agricultural operating loans, equipment purchases and more.

We can work with the Small Business Administration (SBA), Rural Development Corporation, Montana Board of Investments, Ravalli County Economic Development Authority, as well as other programs designed to assist your business’ financial needs.

First Security Bank, Hamilton Branch – Branch President Bob Whalen


Financing your business is much easier than you think! Our business loans and lines of credit may be tailored for almost every type of business.

First Security Bank has a long history as a leader in the community and advocate for local businesses. Our lenders have years of experience with all types of commercial lending, and can help you discover ways to meet your goals. Decisions are made locally, not in an office in some other state, by people who live and work here too.

Ravalli County Bank -  Branch President Charles D Shonkwiler


Trail West Bank is an FDIC insured, locally-owned, independent bank serving western Montana. For over a century, we have provided the people and businesses of the Bitterroot Valley with a wide range of secure, and dependable, financial services—all with a commitment to personal service. Please visit us at familyofbanks.com for additional information.

Rocky Mountain Bank, Stevensville Branch – Vice President, Branch Manager Bob Gieseke


At Rocky Mountain Bank we understand your business is personal.  It’s your livelihood and your family’s future.  We offer a wide array of accounts and services designed to help you do business in a way that is simple for you.

Business Loans:We offer a complete line of products including lines of credit, equipment and real estate loans and letters of credit. Our lenders are experts in several alternative financing programs.

NorthWestern Energy -  Robert C. Rowe President and Chief Executive Officer


NorthWestern Energy provides electric and/or natural gas services to 349 cities in the western two-thirds of Montana, eastern South Dakota and central Nebraska.

NorthWestern Energy’s Community Works programs currently provide more than $1.5 million in funds for community sponsorships, charitable contributions and economic development organizations in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.

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Call the RCEDA Office at 406.375.9416 or email RCEDA General Information