222 North 32nd Street, Suite 200
Billings, MT 59101
Focused on sustaining and growing our region’s vibrant economy and outstanding quality of life. Big Sky Economic Development provides leadership and resources for business creation, expansion, retention, new business recruitment and community development.
SERVICES & DEPARTMENTS
Financing & Tax Incentives
CONTACT BRANDON BERGER 406.869.8403
Big Sky EDC offers both long-term fixed rate SBA 504 loan packages that typically require 10% owner equity, and revolving loan gap financing. Ask about Tax Incentive programs.
CONTACT PATTY NORDLUND 406.869.8408
Develops and manages infrastructure, redevelopment and housing projects on behalf of Yellowstone
County. Secures and administers grant funding; offers free grant-seeking training.
Small Business Development Center
CONTACT REBECCA HEDEGAARD 406.254.6014
Offers confidential one-on-one financial, operations and planning consulting to startup and established businesses at no cost.
Business Recruitment & Outreach
CONTACT JEREMY VANNATTA 406.869.8416
Big Sky Economic Development promotes Yellowstone County to industry sectors including medical,
technology, energy, and manufacturing.
Business Retention & Expansion Services – BEAR Program
CONTACT CHAD MOORE 406.869.8404
Business Expansion and Retention helps match businesses with volunteers, who are professionals in their field, to identify challenges and solutions. Participation in the program is free and confidential.
MT Procurement Technical Assistance Center
CONTACT DEANNA LANGMAN 406.869.8410
The center helps with the process between government agencies and MT companies that want to sell products and services to the government.
Member Investors Program
CONTACT LAURA GITTINGS-CARLSON 406.869.8419
Big Sky EDC has over 125 member investors committed to the economic growth and development of our community. The business sector is critical in influencing government economic policies & attracting new business.
Montana SBA Alternate Worksite
CONTACT JOHN KLAMAN 406.869.8421
The SBA service center for southeast Montana provides SBA-backed loans, government contract opportunities, disaster assistance, and training programs to help businesses succeed.