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Nov 26, 2019

Tester Secures $200,000 For Lake County Businesses

Lake County Community Development Corporation will use grant to provide technical assistance for rural cooperative development

U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that the USDA awarded a $200,0000 grant to the Lake County Community Development Corporation (LCCDC), which will use the money to foster growth for cooperative businesses in the Flathead region and the Flathead Indian Reservation.

“Rural development cooperatives are a critical boon to small businesses and entrepreneurs, and the economic growth they drive benefits frontier communities across Montana,” said Tester. “This investment will help Lake County Community Development Corp provide businesses in Northwest Montana and on the Flathead Reservation with the support they need to grow their bottom lines and create good paying jobs.”

The LCCDC will use this grant to provide technical assistance and capital to new and expanding businesses in the Flathead Region and on the Flathead Reservation. These funds will improve their ability to provide rural co-ops with expertise aimed at growing and perfecting business operations of any size in the region.

Senator Tester is committed to growing Montana’s thriving small business community. He recently introduced the Stop Taxing Our Potential Act (STOP), which would overturn a Supreme Court decision that forces local business to collect sales tax on behalf of other states, and is highly unpopular among small business owners in Montana.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


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208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


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Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
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