Whether you're just getting started, looking for new customers, wanting to grow sales through e-commerce, or focusing on workforce.
We're here to help.

Check out the upcoming trainings below!
Business Pitch In is a fun and relaxed event designed as an opportunity to tell your story and experience peer-to-peer idea exchange and feedback. Walk away with the necessary resources and knowledge to move your business project forward. Register for the Cut Bank Business Pitch In here.
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Accelerate: Your Startup
This business workshop helps identify areas of focus, make decisions, and take action using the GrowthWheel platform. This four module cohort is for new businesses (0-3 years).The course is $50 per person and held in-person at the GFDA office.

Contact Jason Nitschke at JNitschke@GrowGreatFalls.org or at 406-750-0314 or Click here for more information.
PeerSpectives Roundtable is a facilitated cohort of business leaders like you who want to learn through experiences, reduce stress, improve decision making, and enhance accountability. Visit our website for more information and contact Jason Nitschke at 406-750.0314 to discuss if this is the right group for you.
Website in a Day
Join us for an in-depth, one day in-person training course taught by Small Business Development Center Advisor Rich Gannon. Learn how to create websites using the Wix design platform. Wix is a powerful, all-inclusive website design tool that is easy to use and requires no coding skills.  Register for this class here.
Mom-preneurs
As we lead into Mother's Day, we will take this opportunity to celebrate mothers who operate businesses while also being moms. Register for the webinar here.
The QuickBook Desktop course is designed to help entrepreneurs and business managers understand how to best manage their money. Register for this course here.

QuickBooks Payroll will train users of the Desktop platform how the program's Payroll functions work. Register for this course here.
Business Basics for Startups
Business Basics is now live! This pre-business workshop series is for early stage and pre-venture startups. This series is a self-paced, video-facilitated, online format. Click here to check out the new modules and resources. Please reach out to Rich at RGannon@GrowGreatFalls.org with questions.
Micro Online Business Courses
Nine new online courses have been launched by our partners at the new Women’s Business Center (WBC) at the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Lab (W.E.L.L.) in Missoula. Check out the nine new offerings here or contact WBC Business Advisor Marguerite Thordarson at marguerite.thordarson@mso.umt.edu. 
Big Sky Indigenous Women in Art & Fashion Symposium
Billings, Montana
April 14-15

This FREE symposium, hosted by the Montana Native Growth Fund, will offer marketing techniques and tips, business models, business resources, grant information and networking opportunities.
Visit https://nativegrowth.org/ for more information.
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How do I increase sales?
How do I solve workforce issues?

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Jolene Schalper
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Our Mission
Grow diverse economic opportunities that enhance quality of life.

Great Falls Region Community Vision
The Great Falls Region will be a proud, positive, and vibrant community, which welcomes new people, new investments, and innovative opportunities while celebrating its authentic and diverse Montana culture. Our community will be a safe and inclusive place to raise families and will offer opportunities for individual growth and quality of life, which retains and grows our population.

GFDA Organizational Vision
Great Falls Development Authority will be a change agent, catalyst, and facilitator in the Great Falls region, fostering collaboration and partnerships to support diverse economic opportunities, innovation, and growth. Our economic development organization will be a high performing leader in attracting new investment and talent. Our work providing access to capital, consulting, training and resources for entrepreneurs, businesses, developers, and nonprofits will transform Great Falls and the surrounding 13-county trade area into a thriving regional economy that enhances the standard of living for our people.    

GFDA is a certified Community Development Financial Institution and a 501(c)3 charitable organization. High Plains Financial is a certified Community Development Corporation that offers SBA 504 loans statewide. GFDA and High Plains Financial are Equal Opportunity Employers and Lenders.

GFDA is proud to host a Montana Small Business Development Center, a Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and a Montana Food & Ag Development Center. We are also proud to provide office space for MSU's Montana Manufacturing Extension Center and an SBA Women's Business Center in partnership with the University of Montana and the Montana Native Growth Fund.

GFDA was the first economic development organization in the Rocky Mountain West to earn accreditation from the International Economic Development Council.

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