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As the only Statewide Resource for Cooperative Development, MCDC provides:

  • Co-op Business Model Examples
  • Project Planning
  • Group Facilitation
  • Legal Document Assistance
  • Funding Sources Identification for Project Planning
  • Operating or Capitalization Strategies
  • Grant Assistance
  • Professional Referrals
  • Board Training

A key part of the MCDC mission is cooperative education. MCDC staff members and cooperative development specialists share their in-depth knowledge base of cooperatives to equip individuals with the skills needed to operate and manage cooperatives. Workshops, panels, discussion groups, and one-on-one business development sessions are offered throughout Montana. MCDC also offers financial consulting and personal guidance to help customers with each step of forming a successful cooperative.