Resources for Businesses

Commercial Property Assessed Capital Enhancement (C-PACE) District 

Park County recently became the first county in the state to approve C-PACE financing for energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy investments for commercial building owners in Park County. Please thank your County Commissioners for acting quickly to approve this great opportunity. C-PACE is an innovative Public-Private Partnership through Commerce’s Montana Facility Finance Authority (MFFA). The benefits include:

  • Invest in energy efficiency projects and solar or renewable energy upgrades with no upfront costs.

  • Utility savings exceed payment obligations, making investments cash positive for commercial property owners and tenants.

  • Payments are rolled into a special tax assessment made payable twice per year as part of the building owner’s property taxes.

  • The process is much quicker and easier than traditional financing, although participants will still obtain financing from a bank or other financial institution.

  • The program is tax neutral with no financial exposure to cities or counties.
     

C-PACE is a fit for most industries including farms, commercial office buildings,
nonprofit organizations (including places of worship), and multi-tenant buildings.
Common projects include solar panels, HVAC systems, lighting, motors & more.

Download a handy user guide from Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council 
and email for more information.

Building Facade Repair & Renovation Program 
An Urban Renewal Association program to assist facade updates to buildings in the District, if in the Historic District, will require Historical Preservation Committee Approval.

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Highway 89 Construction Project 

MDT's Livingston South road-widening project began 3/14/22, with excavation underway and traffic controls in place. Road delays have been relatively minimal to date. The bike path that runs through the project is currently closed. Road crews are beginning project work at the East River Road junction (S 540) and will progress north along the 3-mile stretch of US Highway 89 to Merrill Lane. Travelers should expect single-lane traffic with flaggers or temporary signals. There is a 35-mph speed limit through the work zone. Delays should be 15 minutes or less with pilot cars escorting traffic each way.  Roadwork is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, on Mondays through Fridays.   
 

Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely and watch for workers in the area. The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you for your patience throughout construction, which is adding a center turn to improve traffic flow and local access, as well as incorporate safety improvements. Note the adjacent pedestrian/bicycle path will be closed periodically, as upgrades are made to the path and roadway. The project is expected to take about five months and be completed by the end of August.    
 

For ongoing project updates, please check MDT's Livingston South webpage for Weekly Alerts.  You can also receive email updates by texting LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

Free Business Education Resources

  • Park Local Development Corporation's Business Builder Series is available to watch on video. Take advantage of this free opportunity to build your business toolkit.

  • Park County Community Foundation's Nonprofit Network topics of interest may also be accessed at your convenience. 

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Coronavirus pandemic information:

The Park County Health Department announced starting March 1st COVID testing will no longer be provided at the Fairgrounds. Rapid-antigen home test kits can be picked up at their downtown office 105 W. Lewis St. on  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00-1:00.  For more information contact the Park City/County Health Department at (406) 222-4145.

UPDATES:
Current statistics of COVID-19 spread in Montana by County
Where and when to access free COVID-19 testing & vaccinations in Park County

FUNDING:
Park Local Corporation Emergency and Disaster Microloans

Small Business Administration Relief Options