The Lewis & Clark Development Group is a collaboration of three separate non-profit organizations, Lewis & Clark Regional Development Council (LCRDC), the Lewis & Clark Certified Development Company (LCCDC), and CommunityWorks North Dakota (CWND), joined to provide programs and loans to support businesses, local governments, and individuals in expanding affordable housing opportunities and advancing economic and community development across North Dakota. Each of these three entities serves specific purposes and offers unique services but share staff and resources.
LCRDC provides business loans under a host of revolving loan funds it has created and grants to cities.
LCCDC works with the SBA and private-sector lenders to provide financing to small businesses through the SBA/504 Loan Program, which provides growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets such as land and buildings.
CWND works with banks and prospective homeowners by providing affordable first and second mortgages for individuals and financing for predevelopment, acquisition, and construction of multi-family low-income housing.