What does the BLDC do? This is a question that we are asked frequently, and one that we are always excited to answer because of the tremendous amount of value that our organization brings to the community. We’re incredibly grateful to begin writing a monthly column to share with our community as much as we can about the inner workings of economic development and introduce you to the work that our team is so passionate about.
Economic development takes many forms, but the three most popular forms are recruitment, expansion, and retention; keeping our great businesses here, bringing in new businesses for job opportunities for our residents, and assisting with the growth and expansion of the businesses already prospering in our community. We work diligently with our local business community to provide the support that they need through trainings, small business loans and a variety of services that are tailored for many great entrepreneurs.
The success of these projects can be seen in the form of growth within our business community. On a regular basis, the BLDC submits grant requests to the State of Montana to support our local businesses. In each of the last two years, over $500,000.00 has been awarded to local companies to create new jobs, with well over 100 new jobs tied directly to these projects. These funds help our businesses grow and have covered the spectrum of technology companies, manufacturing, and many others. Read more about
Butte's Champions of Change - BLDC Platinum Sponsors
The Butte Local Development Corporation proudly thanks our Platinum Sponsors! Their investment in Butte highlights their passion for Butte's economic development. They are true champions of change in our community.
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