About Lewis and Clark RDC
Lewis and Clark Regional Development Council is a quasi-governmental nonprofit corporation that since 1969 has delivered a variety of economic and community development programs and services.
Over the years, the Council has continually evolved, focusing first on planning, then on grants writing and grant administration, and since 1993 as a financing organization. The Council provides business loans under a host of revolving loan funds it has created, and grants to cities and counties for infrastructure and other public improvements.
Until recently, all programs were restricted to a 10-county area (North Dakota Planning Region VII), but recently the Council established contracts that added access statewide to two more commercial lending programs: SBA 504 and the new North Dakota Opportunity Fund.
Under the governance of a board of directors representing local government, business, agricultural and tribal interests, the Council has delivered more than $75 million in grants and loans, leveraging hundreds of millions more in total investments and creating thousands of jobs for North Dakotans.