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Community Development Services (CDS) of Montana was established in Butte,
Montana in 1987 under the name of Janet Cornish Consulting Services.  In 1991, the firm broadened its mission and became CDS of Montana, providing technical assistance in community and economic development, public involvement, capital improvement and infrastructure planning, municipal finance, particularly tax increment financing, and professional writing.  Its principal, Janet Cornish has more than 35 years of experience in the community development field and has worked on projects throughout the state of Montana and the Pacific Northwest.  Subscribing to the notion that strong and viable organizations combined with effective programs create stronger communities,  Janet works with government agencies, non-profits, and other publicly oriented entities to define, structure and fund their efforts.

CDS of Montana provides clients with a variety of planning related services including
those in the following areas:  

Financial Strategy Development including Tax Increment Financing - TIF
Growth Policy Preparation (Long-Range Community Planning)
Downtown (Main Street) Revitalization
Strategic Planning for Agencies and Organizations
Grant Proposal Writing (seminars)
Non-Profit Organizational Management (seminars)
Meeting Design and Facilitation
Capital Improvements and Infrastructure Planning
Historic Preservation, Cultural Affairs and Heritage Tourism Initiatives
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Community Health Needs Assessments and Improvement Plans

 
   
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