Who We Are
As the ONLY statewide resource for cooperative development, the Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC) works with new and existing co-ops and other groups to evaluate co-op business models and strategies to meet their objectives. MCDC is a nonprofit corporation with financial assistance from state and federal sources, which allows MCDC to offer services at little or no cost to project groups.
- Co-op Business Model Examples
- Project Planning
- Group Facilitation
- Legal Document Assistance
- Funding Sources Identification for Project Planning
- Operating or Capitalization Strategies
- Grant Writing Assistance
- Professional Referrals
- Board Training
Throughout the state of Montana, MCDC has a team of part-time staff dedicated to locally promoting the cooperative model as a viable alternative for rural development issues with emphasis on “value added” enterprises. This team of professionals works to foster the development of new cooperatives and helps to improve existing cooperatives.