Welcome to Bear Paw Development
Bear Paw Development has served since 1969 as a federally recognized and funded Economic Development District by the US Economic Development Administration. Being involved in a variety of projects, Bear Paw assists communities and businesses in the following departments: community planning, business lending, value-added agriculture, community development, brownfields redevelopment, and small business counseling. Over the past five years, Bear Paw has coordinated the investment of more than $156 million in public and private funds to enhance our economy, create jobs and make our communities more sustainable.
Bear Paw Development Corporation is currently updating its 5-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and is seeking input from area residents regarding economic and community development priorities for northern Montana. The CEDS is an important planning tool for local communities and provides guidance for future community and economic development projects. Residents are strongly encouraged to provide community input via the survey and every area resident who completes the survey is eligible to win a $100 gift card that will be awarded to one individual selected randomly. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and must be submitted by May 29, 2020.