Rockin’ it rural: Economic development advocates talk shop at Dillon conference


MCDC Executive Director Janice Brown (right) spoke at the 2018 MEDA Spring Conference in Dillon about rural investment co-ops and how they could help small Montana communities raise local capital for economic development projects.  Pictured on  the left is Ken Fichtler, Chief Business Development Officer for the Governor’s Office on Economic Development (GOED).   (Photos by Guy Gregory, MCDC Communications Specialist)

By Annie Pentilla
Montana Standard

“Janice Brown, executive director of the Montana Cooperative Development Center, and Ken Fichtler, chief business development officer for the state, were on hand Friday to talk about a rural investment cooperative initiative called Unleashing Local Capital.”

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The Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to promote and develop cooperatives to meet the economic and community needs of rural Montana.

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