Information and links for businesses relocating to or getting started in thriving Custer County Montana.
County Stats As of July 2021:
Population — 11,971
Population per square mile — 3.1
Persons under 18 — 20.3%
Veterans — 884
Owner occupied housing unit rate — 66.3%
Households — 4,872
Person per household 2 — 37
Households with computer — 92.1%
Mean travel time to work — 12.6 mins.
Land area in square miles — 3,783.31
Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC)
Visit the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation website for local financial support for economic development. The group formed the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC) and has been providing services since July 1997. This joint participation of counties and communities allows for synergy and prevents duplication of efforts while providing an agency locally to receive funding and administer services for economic development.
Current supporting members of the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation are Custer, Powder River, Rosebud, and Treasure Counties; included in the counties are the cities of Colstrip, Forsyth, and Miles City; and the towns of Broadus and Hysham. Supporters contribute $1 per capita annually. Growing Montana – One Job At A Time
Miles City Regional Small Business Development Center
Tracy Baker, SBDC Regional Director
As the Small Business Development Center Regional Director in Miles City, Tracy assists entrepreneurs from 9-counties in business planning, financial assistance, market research, and loan packaging assistance. She also advises existing businesses on marketing, growth and retention, infrastructure development, and financial analysis. Baker recently completed the National Development Council Economic Development Finance course.