2021 Housing Study  

October 18th, 2021

2021 Housing Study

COVID 19 Resources  

April 3rd, 2020


Payroll Protection Program

This is a loan that is forgiven and turned into a grant if certain requirements are met for the expense of the funds.  It is meant to retain and bring back employees to the business and use the grant for payroll.  It also pays rent and utilities to some extent.  You apply for this program at any of the local banks. Below is a link to the specifics:



Northwestern Energy Utility Cost Grants

Northwestern Energy is offering grants for small businesses that need help covering energy and gas bills due to the COVID-19 Shutdown.

Thryv Foundation

To help businesses through the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Thryv Foundation will provide grants through its 2020 Small Business COVID-19 Program.

Low-Interest Loan Programs

SBA Disaster Recover Loan:

This tool can be used to get a loan for operations and debt restructuring.  It comes with a deferment of six months of payment and can be up to two million dollars. The term is 3.5% up to 20 years  Collateral requirements have been waived.  Here is more information:

Anaconda Local Development Emergency Loan Fund

Finally, the Anaconda Local Development Corporation is offering 2% loans with a six-month payment deferment up to $10,000 for operations and payroll if the other programs are not an option for you.

COVID-19 Emergency Loans & Fund  

March 27th, 2020
Our hope is to provide a bridge to get you to a better market or stimulus funding. Here are some options:

Payment Protection Program

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Below is a loan offering from the Anaconda Local Development Corporation

Loan Details:
Businesses must be directly affected by the COVID-19 shutdown.

Businesses must show the ability to make the debt service at normal cash flows.

Collateral requirements on the loans are waived we can take second liens on property or equipment.

Up to $10,000.00 for operations and payroll only.Up to a 3 Year Term, no early repayment penalties.

0% Interest for 6 Months, 2% after that. The first payment can be deferred for the first six months, but the 2% interest will start at 6 months with or without deferment.

3 – 5 Business days from application to disbursement. 

We know that a loan is always a scary endeavor but we are hoping that in pinch these funds can get you through to stimulus funds or more normal market time.
Loan Application 

2019 Annual Report  

December 5th, 2019

Downtown Master Plan  

February 23rd, 2016

ALDC and Accelerate Anaconda have worked for the past year to complete a comprehensive downtown master plan.  Read it here and bring your comments to the Public Hearing at the Commission Meeting March 15th or at the Accelerate meeting March 10th at Discover Buick.

Anaconda Downtown Master Plan Final

Annual Report  

November 22nd, 2015


ALDC – Annual Meeting_2016-2017 39th annual report (2)

New High End RV Park  

January 9th, 2014

Anaconda Local Development has commissioned a Feasibility/Master Plan and is writing a business plan in support of the development of a high end RV P adjacent to the Old Works Golf course.

It is ALDC’s goal to increase the accommodations options Anaconda visitors in order to increase the play at Old works and other area golf courses. We hope to give a boost to the tourism industry and general by offering visitors opportunities to stay longer in the area.

It is visioned that re-mediated Superfund properties will be given a new purpose and add to Anaconda’s economy.

Bud Surle and Associates will begin their work by mid January. the feasibility/Master Plan is funded with a Big Sky Development Grant with the cooperation and support of Headwaters RC & D Area Inc. and Deer Lodge County.

Election of New Directors  

January 8th, 2014

The Anaconda Local Development Corporation (ALDC) is pleased to announce the election of its new members on the Board of Directors on November 14, 2014.

  • Mike Hale
  • Kim Jones
  • Abby Kovacich
  • Abbie Phillip

In addition to the election of Directors, New Officers were also elected.

  • Adam Vauthier- President
  • Barb Andrezzoi- Vice President
  •  Kaitlin Leary -Secretary/Treasurer.

These individuals represent outstanding community members that have shown their continued dedication to Anaconda. The ALDC is honored to have these individuals on board as we continue to serve the Anaconda community.