Sweetgrass Development is a private, non-profit corporation created in 2004 to support economic development in the counties of Glacier, Cascade, Pondera, Teton and Toole, as well as the Blackfeet Nation. We are a diverse area that includes a large metropolitan area, many small towns, rural farming areas, several Hutterite Colonies and the Blackfeet Reservation.
A seventeen member Board of Directors governs Sweetgrass Development. The Board is comprised of community leaders who are elected or appointed officials as well as business owners and representatives of the communities.
The Board of Sweetgrass Development, in partnership with the Montana State University Extension Local Government Center (MSU-LGC), Browning Community Development Corporation (BCDC) and Southeastern Montana Economic Development District (SEMEDD), prepare a five-year plan to identify and implement economic needs in the region. This plan is a living document that will be updated each year.
- Technical assistance for businesses
- Brownfields assistance for businesses
- Information networking for businesses
- Advocacy for business needs
- Research for business needs
We are located in the same building as the Cascade County DES. You will see the DES logo prominently featured on the buildings' window.