Economic Development

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

We believe financially secure individuals build a strong and vibrant community.

HRDC has several Economic Wellness and Vitality initiatives designed to support individuals of all ages in the journey to becoming financially secure.

VITA TAX PROGRAM

Out FREE VITA tax program helps low to moderate income families navigate the complicated tax process and last year returned over $1,000,000 back into the pockets of individuals living in South-West Montana: Gallatin Meagher and Park counties.

WIOA YOUTH PROGRAM

Our WIOA Youth Program supports youth to have employment experiences and opportunities they may not typically have access to and begin a career track.

BRIDGES TO CAREER OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM

Our Bridges to Career Opportunities Program supports individuals with practical education and training, career coaching, financial literacy, job placement, retention and advancement in high-demand industries.

Participants have the opportunity to visit work-sites, develop relationships with key industry professionals, and undertake work experience.  They can also work one on one with Laci, our career coach, to match their interests and talents to an industry with high growth in the community. They can also spend time with Marc, our Financial Coach, so they can start to plan the future they want and have their increased earnings translate to home ownership, debt reduction, holiday savings, retirement planning or college tuition.

Participation is tailored to the needs of the individual, giving them access to one or all of the services offered.

The program is delivered by three individuals passionate about the role of education and financial literacy in building capacity in individuals which then leads to a strong and vibrant community.

Laci Mottice is a vibrant Bozeman local who is passionate about building capacity in people and building community awareness around opportunities.

Marc Graham is a funny, laid-back financial coach who has recently returned to the Gallatin Valley from Virginia, and brings with him a wealth of experience working with people with all sorts of stories and situations.

Dan Short is an easy going Wyoming native who has worked in adult education across 4 continents.  He’s recently returned to Montana from Australia and is excited to be back in the mountains.

For more information, or to participate, contact Laci on 406-585-4880 or email econdev@thehrdc.org