What is the CDC?
Over the years, there seems to be a question as to what the Arlee CDC (Community Development Corporation) is and what it is that we do.With that in mind, we decided to explain it to you all, to the best of our ability! The Arlee CDC is your destination for free business development services, business planning, financial projections, training, and access to capital. Following our critical conversations, we will work with our partners at Mission West Community Development Partners to coordinate business technical assistance with their team of Expert Network professionals, provide access to free workshops, and develop a loan package for access to capital, if needed.
The Arlee CDC Mission and Guiding Principles
MISSION STATEMENT (adopted November 2002)
The Arlee Community Development Corporation (Arlee CDC) will assist and foster the planning and development of projects deemed to be beneficial socially, physically, economically, and culturally to the public interest of the Arlee-Jocko Valley community.
Guiding principles for implementation of mission statement adopted April 2010:
Our projects will include strategies that:
- are sustainable;
- are culturally appropriate and recognize our place as the southern entrance to the Flathead Indian Reservation;
- provide both economic and social benefit;
- recognize our need to protect the special and beautiful environment in which we live;
- employ local residents and provide training opportunities for adults and youth;
- increase the economic viability of our exciting businesses and organizations;
- insure that money paid into our local economy stays in our local economy as long as possible before it is paid out;
- are cooperative.
Programs & Projects
In the spring of 2014, the Arlee CDC participated in a Community Visioning meeting, along with area residents and local groups and organizations to discuss the needs and wants of our community. From that meeting 119 wants/needs were identified. From there, five categories were created to reflect what the community deems important.VIEW OUR PROJECTS
Join us in making a difference in our community!The Arlee CDC depends on the generosity of our community members and contributing partners to continue our mission of making Arlee a better place for all. Whether it is your $10 membership fee, an annual contribution, or a one time donation, your support is appreciated!Join us in making a difference in our community!
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