MCDC is happy to present a collection of excellent cooperative model resources and publications. This collection comes from several federal and state funded sites and agencies (i.e. U.S. Department of Agriculture) and other sites accessible to the public. We have provided the url address of each site where the resource was found. In addition, when permitted MCDC downloaded these resources to our web page in case a url address changes and the resource is no long available at that address. Please note that each state has its own statutes or laws that define cooperatives for that state. It is important to everyone using these resources to research the state laws where the cooperative is located.
Building Indigenous Community Resiliency Through Cooperatives (pdf)Download
MT Food Distribution Study - Challenges & Opportunities for Grocers in Rural & Tribal Communities (pdf)Download
Opportunity Development Cooperative FAQ (pdf)Download
The Economic Contribution of Montana Cooperatives (pdf)Download
MCDC (Montana Cooperative Development Center) is committed to providing valuable technical assistance and support to cooperatives in Montana. It's important to note that while we offer guidance and expertise based on our training and experience, we are not licensed to provide legal or accounting advice.
Our services are designed to help you understand the cooperative development process, navigate regulatory requirements, and develop a solid foundation for your cooperative venture. However, we do not replace or serve as a substitute for legal or accounting advisors.
During the development of a cooperative, we may contract with legal advisors to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations. We highly recommend that you seek additional and long-term professional services from qualified legal and accounting professionals to address your cooperative's specific legal and financial complexities.
Please be aware that any information, guidance, or recommendations provided by MCDC are intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional legal or accounting advice. It is essential to consult with qualified professionals to make informed decisions regarding your cooperative's legal and financial matters.
By utilizing our services, you acknowledge and understand the limitations of the assistance we can provide and agree to seek independent legal and accounting advice when necessary for your cooperative's operations and compliance.
Occupational Demand In the next decade, Montana is projected to have an annual total of 67,800 job openings, with new jobs accounting for 8% of the total. The majority of projected job openings, 55% or roughly 37,530, are due to workers transferring to a new occupation, while another 37% of job openings will be due to workers exiting the labor force. ~ source Montana Employment Projections: Job Growth from 2021-2031