Diamond

PLATINUM

Gold

  • CTA Architects
  • City of Townsend
  • Dick Anderson Construction
  • Great Northern Town Center
  • Helena Regional Airport Authority
  • Meagher County
  • New West Health
  • Nicholson, Inc.
  • Opportunity Bank
  • Student Assistance Foundation
  • Tri-County Disposal
  • Town of White Sulphur Springs
  • US Bank
  • WWC Engineering
  • Wells Fargo Bank

Silver

  • Anderson ZurMuehlen
  • Bank of the Rockies
  • Bob Fusie
  • Carroll College
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Helena Job Service
  • Home Beautifiers
  • Jackson, Murdo & Grant, PC
  • Lewis and Clark Brewery
  • Michelle Johnston
  • Montana Community Finance Corp.
  • Morrison-Maierle, Inc.
  • PayneWest Insurance
  • Service Corps of Retired Execs.
  • Stockman Bank
  • Tintina Resources
  • UM Helena College

Thank you to our members and partners for their community and corporate support and membership. Your support of MBAC/GEDD will continue to catalyze and grow the communities that we serve.

Gateway Economic Development District (GEDD) and Montana Business Assistance Connection (MBAC) are the economic development entities that represent the business and community interests in Broadwater, Lewis and Clark and Meagher Counties. MBAC was originally launched as Helena Area Development Corporation (HADCO) in 1990 as a 501c(6) business league. In 2005, GEDD was added as a 501c(3) organization with the completion of our first Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

Since late 1990, MBAC/GEDD has utilized private and public capital resources, professional business development assistance and community outreach to directly create and retain more than 1,000 jobs in the MBAC region. In addition, MBAC/GEDD economic development activities have injected more than $45 million of public and private funds into the regional economy.

Today, MBAC/GEDD focuses its efforts on attracting new basic-sector employers to Broadwater, Lewis and Clark, and Meagher Counties, expanding taxable value, retaining existing employers, and helping employers expand their businesses. The accomplishment of this mission enhances the area business climate, facilitates continued growth, helps diversify the local economy, expands the tax base, and enhances employment opportunities for residents, thereby improving the overall standard of living for citizens.

MISSION

The MBAC/GEDD mission is to catalyze community leaders and stakeholders that forges opportunities to drive prosperity, our economy, and business vitality that creates high quality job growth and enhancement of the regions quality of life.

BUSINESS NETWORKING

MBAC hosts an annual meeting to discuss with members, the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, review the previous year’s accomplishments and plan, and prioritized for the upcoming year. The meeting provides an opportunity for member recognition and participation. MBAC holds monthly board meetings that the membership is welcome to attend and we distribute a quarterly newsletter to keep you informed on new developments.

TAX DEDUCTION

As a member, you receive no gifts or services directly associated with your contribution to GEDD. With this understanding, your membership will be directed to GEDD a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, and is tax deductible as allowed by law. (Tax ID #20-2044031)

mbac investors and members

Anderson ZurMuehlen
Bank of the Rockies
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Bob Fusie
Broadwater County
Carroll College
City of East Helena
City of Helena
City of Townsend
City County Sanitation
CTA Architects
Dick Anderson Construction
First Interstate Bank
Great Northern Town Center
Helena Job Service
Helena Regional Airport Authority
Home Beautifiers
Jackson, Murdo & Grant, PC
Lewis and Clark County
Lewis and Clark Brewery
Meagher County
Michelle Johnston
Montana Community Finance Corporation
Morrison-Maierle, Inc.
New West Health
Nicholson, Inc
NorthWestern Energy
Opportunity Bank
PayneWest Insurance
Service Corps of Retired Executives
St. Peter’s Hospital
Student Assistance Foundation
Stockman Bank
Tintina Resources
Town of White Sulpher Springs
Tri-County Disposal
University of Montana Helena College
US Bank
Valley Bank
Wells Fargo Bank
WWC Engineering