Great Northern Development Corporation

Your compass to economic development in Northeast Montana

"It only takes one action to start a ripple effect." - Anonymous


GNDC team members develop and/or manage a variety of projects on behalf of our members. Below are some of the ongoing projects GNDC has recently been active in developing and managing. Please contact any of the qualified GNDC team members for assistance with your community and economic development projects.

Garfield County Health Center Remodel

Garfield County Health Center - Jordan, MT

Garfield County Health Center - Jordan, MT

GNDC is assisting the Garfield County with a remodel project of the Health Center in Jordan. The project includes ADA updates to restrooms, improvements to the kitchen, and complete replacement of exterior walks ways and driveways. This project is funded with a CDBG-ED grant from the Montana Department of Commerce, and matching funds from private foundations and donors, raised by the County. Fisher Construction is the contractor for the project, and Stevenson Design, Inc. is the architect. Construction is expected to begin in April, 2019. GNDC is administering the CDBG-ED funds on behalf of Garfield County.

A future depiction of Sand Creek Winds, LLC.

A future depiction of Sand Creek Winds, LLC.

Sand Creek Winds, LLC

GNDC has been working with Sand Creek Winds, LLC (SCW) since 2012 to determine the feasibility of a 75 MW wind farm to be located on 18,360 acres of private lands in northern McCone County. So far, a Feasibility Study and a System Impact Study have been completed with the assistance of a $119,000 USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant and a $21,000 Big Sky Trust Fund Grant. GNDC has also been awarded a $60,000 USDA Rural Business Development Grant to assist SCW in completing the Environmental Assessment phase of the project.

City of Glasgow Housing Program

Last June the City of Glasgow completed an updated Housing Plan which showed great need for demolition of blighted structures and rehabilitation of single-family homes located within the City limits of Glasgow. Since then the Glasgow Housing Advisory Board was established and GNDC has been working with the City of Glasgow to complete an Environmental Assessment and application for funding to the CDBG Non-Competitive program for housing. The application is nearing completion and is anticipated to be submitted in early April. If awarded, this program has the potential of bringing housing assistance to the residents of Glasgow as early as this summer by means of demolition of blighted structures with one-to-one replacement and rehabilitation of health and safety issues for low to moderate income residents.

McCone County Health Center Roof Replacement

McCone County was recently selected for a Community Development Block Grant - Economic Development award in the amount of $425,000. This grant made it possible for McCone County Health Center to completed a Preliminary Architectural Report and conduct repairs to solve the most critical health and safety concerns, including roof replacement. GNDC provided project management to the awardee, McCone County. Work was completed by local contractor Prairie Elk Distributing, Inc..


Town of Jordan Growth Policy: CDBG Planning Grant $30,000

Roosevelt Medical Center Preliminary Architect Report: CDBG Planning Grant $30,000

Roosevelt County New Jail Facility Feasibility Study: CDBG Planning Grant $28,500

Daniels County Housing Plan: CDBG Planning Grant $5,000

Regional Needs Assessment: Big Sky Trust Fund $26,250, CDBG $25,000 & local funding

City of Wolf Point Housing Revitalization: CDBG $450,000

Town of Circle Housing Revitalization: CDBG$450,000

Town of Jordan Waste Water Treatment Facility Preliminary Engineering Report: TSEP $15,000

CEDS 2012 with Disaster Plan

City of Wolf Point Housing Development: HOME Grant $1,080,000

City of Glasgow Housing Plan: CDBG Planning Grant $10,000

Town of Jordan Preliminary Engineer Report: DNRC Renewable Resources Planning, $15,000

Town of Jordan Preliminary Engineer Report: TSEP Planning Grant, $15,000

Valley County Fairground Improvements; Montana DOT Grant, $177,000

City of Wolf Point Marketing; Montana Office of Tourism, $10,000

Poplar Senior Center; Preliminary Architecture Report, $26,000

Northstar Apartments LIHTC Award, $5,570,420


You think you’re just a drop in the ocean...but look at the ripple effect one drop can make!
— Anonymous