2021 MEDA Awards


2021 Imact Awards

Big Sky EDA

  • Big Sky Economic Development Yellowstone County Economic Response and Recovery Team

Bozeman Fiber (Submitted by Prospera Business Network)

  • Bozeman Fiber Open Access Fiber Optic Network

Discover Anaconda (Formerly Anaconda Local Development)

  • Discover Anaconda - Digital Landscaping with Virtual Tours
  • Discover Anaconda - Improving our Digital Landscape with Trails Mapping
  • Discover Anaconda - Tourism and Lifestyle; Washoe Park Resurfacing 

Eastern Plains Economic Development

  • Eastern Plains Economic Development Baker Branding Project
  • Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation MonDak Motorcycle Loop
  • Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation Construction of the New Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association Facility
  • Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation Uran Center Community Collaboration

Great Falls Development Authority

  • Great Falls Development Authority Economic Development to COVID Pandemic
  • Great Falls Development Authority West Bank Landing Riverfront Brownfield Redevelopment

Montana Cooperative Development Center

  • Montana Cooperative Development Center Addressing Food Security of Montana

Southeastern Montana Development Corporation

  • Southeastern Montana Development Corporation Broadus IGA

Sweetgrass Development

  • Sweetgrass Development Blackfeet Community College Health and Science Education Building
  • Sweetgrass Development Suta South Petroleum Cleanup


2020 Imact Awards 

Southeastern Montana Development Corp.
Powder River County Bridge Disaster Recovery Effort

Anaconda Local Development Corp.
COVID-19 Rapid Response


Accelerate Anaconda - Anaconda Local Development
Business District Historic Sign and App Campaign


Big Sky Economic Development


Big Sky Economic Development
Coulson Park Project


Choteau Area Port Authority
Community and Economic Development Success


Great Falls Development Authority
Creative Bridge Financing

2019 Innovation Awards 

Western Community Assessment Network (WeCAN)
Tri-State Community Review Project

2018 Innovation Awards 

Kalispell Core and Rail - Montana West Economic Development, Flathead County EDA

Creekside Marketplace and Pavilion - Snowy Mountain Development Corporation

2017 Innovation Awards 

Great Falls AgriTech Park​

G​reat Falls Development Authority

2016 Innovation Awards 

BillingsWorks - Big Sky EDA and Partners

ADF - Great Falls Development and Partners

2015 Innovations Award 

Accelerate Anaconda - Anaconda Local Dev.

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2021 Champion:  Kathie Bailey


2020 Champion:
Jim Atchison

2019 Champion:

Jim Davison

2018 Champion:

Karyl Tobel

2017 Champion:

John Rogers

2016 Champion:

Gloria O'Rourke

2015 Champions:

Jim Smitham and Billie Lee


Pictured below:  Anthony J. Preite

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