Colstrip Winning Through Diversification Strategy
To streamline the recruitment of new businesses to Colstrip, the City will soon have a cutting-edge site selection tool. The web-based system will give businesses direct access to a database of available industrial and commercial properties in Colstrip that describes the infrastructure available at each site, and business demographic information. Colstrip has the infrastructure and resources to support many types of businesses and this project will make it much easier for entrepreneurs to find sites for their companies.
The project is being spearheaded by Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC) in partnership with private industry. The need for a site selection tool was first identified in the Colstrip Diversification Strategy and has since been funded by USDA Rural Development at no cost to the City or County.
“Building the Business Recruitment tool is a step toward positively marketing what Colstrip has to offer. No other town in Montana in similar size has the amenities and assets that Colstrip does – we just need to do a better job of telling people about it!”