Current Clients
Key Projects

Community Development Services (CDS) of Montana was first established in Butte,
Montana in 1987 as 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 40 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:  

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