About Us

ravalli county economic development authority


The purpose of the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority is to promote, stimulate, develop and advance the general welfare, commerce, economic development and prosperity of our local citizens, Ravalli County, and the State of Montana.

A primary goal of the RCEDA is to create the foundation and infrastructure for knowledge-based businesses in the Bitterroot Valley to thrive.

We provide cost free business and financial planning and entrepreneurial support services which includes grants, loans, technical expertise, relocation assistance, quality workforce and more.​

board members

Ryan Oster


Member since 2004

Kay Clevidence

Vice Chair

Member since 2012

Doug Davis


Member since 2006

Robert Thomas

Past Chair

Member since 2003

Edward Greef

Member since 2015

Teri Polumsky

Member since 2016

Robert Whalen

Member since 2011

Allen Bjergo

Member since 1997

Michael Bradt

Member since 2020

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