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The Great Falls Development Authority is a regional public/private economic development organization that serves the 13-county urban/rural/tribal Great Falls Montana trade area. We are a certified Community Development Financial Institution. Our economic development efforts include business retention/expansion, business attraction, entrepreneurship, gap/bridge financing, brownfield redevelopment, talent attraction, and downtown/riverfront revitalization.
We host a Montana Small Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center and Food & Ag Development Center. We helped create and are partners in the Montana Defense Alliance, Great Falls Downtown Development Partnership, and Great Falls Tourism Alliance. We have $12.5 million in loan capital, and through our non-profit affiliate, High Plains Financial, we offer SBA 504 loans statewide. GFDA is the developer of the Great Falls AgriTech Park, a 1,000+ acre BNSF Premier-certified rail industrial park.
GFDA is partnership comprised of a wide array of partners. These include Cascade County, the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, NeighborWorks Great Falls, Great Falls Tourism, Great Falls International Airport, Great Falls Public Schools, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Great Falls College Montana State University, the University of Providence, Business Improvement District, Central Montana Building Trades, Great Falls Homebuilders Association, Great Falls Tavern Association, NeighborWorks Great Falls, and over one hundred businesses in the region.
GFDA was the first economic development organization in the Rocky Mountain West to earn accreditation from the International Economic Development Council. We just earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Our efforts have won awards from the National Association of Development Organizations, the International Economic Development Council, the National Brownfield Conference, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Montana Economic Developers Association.
We offer a positive teamwork environment, competitive salaries and benefits, professional development, flex and remote work, and advancement opportunities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Great Falls Montana has been ranked as one of the best 100 cities to live in by Livability.com. We offer an exceptional quality of life, excellent schools and health care, affordable housing, and unparallel outdoor recreation opportunities. Live on the great falls of the Missouri River on the Rocky Mountain Front!