Announcements and Upcoming Events 



Upcoming Events


Assistance for Business Clinic

May 20, 2022


What's Happening at SMDC?


Contact us and let us know what you are looking for and can see what is available for your needs! 


On March 18th SMDC applied for supplemental Brownfields funding with hopes to be successful, so we may further redevelop and abate properties! On May 13th EPA announced the awardees, and in region 8 they granted a total of $27.4 million in assessment and cleanup funds. In which SMDC was awarded $3.9 million for cleanup. SMDC is one of the awardees that is not a government entity. If you have any questions about the program or how you can utilize these funds please contact us or visit our site!


SMDC Brownfields

Leadership, Education & Training Center

We will be hosting the Assistance for Business Clinic in Lewistown on June 9th, register today!

Our next First Time Homebuyer Class will be back in September on the 12-14. If you want to attend a Homebuyer Education class, but are unable there is also an online option! Register today, so you may equip yourself with all the necessary tools and knowledge in the home purchasing process!


On April 4th, 2022, Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) replaced DUNS numbers. This update and the correlated changes to SAM.gov has caused multiple issues for those renewing or creating SAM registrations. Including registrations taking weeks to get updated and active additional steps to verify your business. Please be aware of these issues and reach out to one of our Government Contracting Advisors if you run into complications and we can help you work through them.


Please contact Josy at 406-535-2591! 




Fergus County Port Authority Meeting

June 8

ABC Clinic 

June 9

Meagher County Food & Ag Workshop

June 9

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Tourism Advisory Council Retreat

June 12-14

TIF/TED Meeting

June 13


SMDC 21st Annual Meeting 

June 15


Northrop Grumman Strategic Teaming Alliance Roundtable

June 16

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Eastern Montana Tradeshow

June 18


Montana School Nutrition Association Conference

June 20-23

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Homebuyer Education In Person Class

September 12-14

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Montana Food & Beverages Show

November 7

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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

SMDC is a state Certified Regional Development Corporation and federally designated Economic Development District serving the six-county area of Judith Basin, Fergus, Petroleum, Wheatland, Golden Valley and Musselshell Counties. Our mission is to build economic and community capital across Central Montana. We are currently updating our 5 year planning documents known as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). 


The CEDS is a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process and document that creates the space for our region to identify its strengths and weaknesses and brings together a diverse set of partners to generate good jobs, diversify the economy, and spur economic growth. Our goal for the planning process is to identify locally-grown strategies that will guide regional economic development, encourage partnerships and collaboration, and improve economic outcomes and overall quality of life for our Central Montana region.   


Click here to complete the CEDS Survey


RFPs and RFQs

Request for Qualifications for Qualified Environmental Professionals

Snowy Mountain Development Corporation and the Central Montana Brownfields Coalition have been awarded an U.S. EPA grant for a Revolving Loan Fund to promote the cleanup and reuse of brownfields and provide financial assistance for brownfields revitalization. The Coalition is requesting Proposals for Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) services to assist in the oversight of the projects.


Copies of the detailed Request for Qualifications, including a description of the services to be provided by respondents, the minimum content of responses and the factors to be used to evaluate the responses, can be obtained by contacting Cathy Barta, Redevelopment Director; telephone number (406) 535-2591, 507 West Main Street, Lewistown, MT 59457.

All responses to the detailed RFQ must be submitted by 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 to the SMDC office at 507 West Main Street, Lewistown, MT  59457.