Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation

…providing support for a better economy.

About Us

The Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation (EPEDC) of eastern Montana was established in 2006. This public benefit, regional economic development corporation is a private, nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Montana. The five counties of Carter, Dawson, Fallon, Prairie, and Wibaux, along with the incorporated communities of Baker, Ekalaka, Glendive, Plevna, Richey, Terry, and Wibaux, joined forces to create a means to encourage, stimulate, and promote economic development in this area of Montana. The commissioners from each county government agreed to the formation of the EPEDC and passed resolutions in support of the formation of an Economic Development District (EDD).

Organization of the Eastern Plains EDC and development of the first Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) initially received assistance from the Eastern Plains Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Area, Inc. The EPEDC is funded in part by the federal Economic Development Adminstration (EDA) through the U. S. Department of Commerce, and CRDC state funds through the Montana Department of Commerce.

The EPEDC is an organization of cities, towns, counties, economic development organizations, and private citizens brought together for the purpose of forming and maintaining an Economic Development District (EDD). This area is also a five-county Certified Regional Development Corporation (CRDC) approved by the State of Montana (see CEDS, Appendix A). The Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC) of Colstrip, Montana currently provides Small Business Development Center services and maintains Revolving Loan Funds for this CRDC.

View the EPEDC Brochure ⇒
View a list of the EPEDC's completed projects ⇒
View draft of the EMIC Impact Study ⇒