RFP MT Next Generation Economic and Community Development Tools
Questions Submitted and Answered September 9, 2019
An analysis to redefine the Essential Economic and Community Development Tools and Strategies to Drive Montana’s Economic Future
MEDA and its partners seek to retain a qualified entity(s) to perform original work in the analysis and development of a plan that would articulate and support a proposed Next Generation of Economic and Community Development Tools. The planshould outline the current set of tools available for Montana’s economic and community development, evaluate the emerging economic and community development opportunities and challenges facing Montana communities, assess our competition to understand the best practices that areinfluencing economic and community development outcomes among our regional and aspirational peer states/communities. With that analysis in hand, the plan should offer guidance and recommendations for the Next Generation of Economic and Community Development Tools (proposed programs, policies, or resource commitments at the state and local levels) that would effectively encourage Montana’s economic growth, with analysis of how such tools might be developed, funded, and deployed and what the potential outcomes may be for Montana.
This RFP invitation is seeking proposals from qualified entity(s) to meet the Scope of Work, including the stated objectives and deliverables. MEDA and its partners will support this effort by helping to engage key stakeholders from throughout the state in the analysis and appropriate input/dialogue processes. It is our hope that this work will be forward-thinking, better match the current and emerging challenges and opportunities facing Montana, and provide a fresh perspective on the necessary tools for the thoughtful economic and community development for the communities we all serve and thereby all of Montana.