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  • USDA Rural Economic Development Awards Made

    October 24, 2018 By  in Telecom, Broadband
    Telecom, Broadband

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized four agreements to aid rural communities in their effort to create and implement economic development plans. The USDA rural development awards are part of the Rural Development Innovation Center’s Rural Economic Development Innovation (REDI) initiative. USDA Rural Economic Development Awards The awards are: The Rural Community Assistance…

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  • USDA Awards $309 Million in Loans for Electric Co-op Infrastructure

    June 13, 2018 By  in Energy
    Energy

    Electric cooperatives across the country are welcoming $309 million in federal loans for infrastructure improvements, new power lines and smart grid technologies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the loans in Iowa’s co-op country. Source: America’s Electric Cooperatives “Robust, modern infrastructure is a foundation for quality of life and economic opportunity no matter the ZIP…

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  • Sluggish Times in Nation’s Heartland

    March 29, 2017 By  in Energy
    Energy

    I found this article on Cooperative.com , it’s a interesting perspective on the rural economy. It’s worth Nineteen months and counting. That’s how long the rural economy has been subpar, according to a study of economic activity in the nation’s heartland. The Rural Mainstreet Index, which looks at a 10-state region that depends on agriculture and energy,…

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