The mission of Mission West Community Development Partners is to “enhance the quality of life and economic well-being of all residents of Lake County and the Flathead Indian Reservation”

Established in 1995, LCCDC is a regional development organization that has proven to be exceedingly effective for Western Montana. Our collective efforts have resulted in economic development, affordable housing, and community infrastructure projects worth more than $58 million since 1995. Business development activities have created or retained more than 500 jobs in the local economy.

Our Cooperative Development Center was established in 1999. The LCCDC Cooperative Development Center brings resources and education to existing and developing cooperatives within the western region of Montana. Our center assists cooperatives in all sectors with:

  • Project Planning
  • Group Facilitation
  • Legal Document Assistance
  • Finding and Applying for Funding Assistance
  • Operating or Capitalization Strategies
  • Grant Writing Assistance
  • Professional Referrals
  • Board Training

If you have questions about cooperatives and the services that we offer, please contact the Cooperative Development Program Manager, Kaylee Thornley, at 406-676-5919 or