Success Stories

Wastewater treatment facility in Los Osos, Calif.

Down on California’s central coast, the small town of Los Osos has been on a journey. For the past thirty-three years, they’ve been looking for a sustainable solution to a critical problem: How do we protect the environment we live in while growing our community?

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White Stone, Va.

Picturesque White Stone, Va., sits on a gateway to the state’s Northern Neck at the junction of the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay.

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Durango Urgent Care Sign

As with many rural communities across the nation, Durango, CO has a limited number of primary care physicians.  The Affordable Health Care Act has added additional individuals to the health care market across the nation.

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A Virginia Diner employee packaging in the warehouse facility that was leveraged by a $1.38 million Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan from USDA Rural Development in 2015.

Expansion is a common theme in Virginia Diner’s history. What began as a refurbished railroad dining car along a dirt highway in 1929 has developed into a thriving gourmet mail order business and a national brand.

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A Good Roots micro-enterprise program grower sows seeds and hope.

Good Roots program trainees gathered together in Jackson County, Georgia, last October to learn about basil crop production. Their goal was to grow 500 organic basil plants and have them ready for sale by Christmas.

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pomegranate cultivars have varying levels of juice, yield, color and antioxidant content.

Sought by health enthusiasts for delivering nutritional benefits, antioxidants and fiber, pomegranates are established in the marketplace with products like Pom Wonderful® brand juices, arils and teas.  But although pomegranates are common in back yards throughout South Georgia and research and d

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Inpatients at EMC's Geri Psych Unit receive specialized care

Emanuel Medical Center’s strategic implementation of USDA’s Community Facility Direct Loan Program has stabilized the hospital’s cash flow and staffing levels while meeting a critical mental healthcare need for senior citizens in rural Emanuel County, Georgia.

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Rollins Campus Center at Young Harris College, Georgia

Young Harris College strategically utilized the Community Facility Direct Loan Program to acquire the Rollins Campus Center with improved cash flow and long term financial stability.

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Solar Panel

Nearly 300 South Dakota agricultural producers and small businesses have reduced their energy costs – and increased their bottom line - with help from local consultants.  Mike Twedt and Larry Jensen have helped these recipients by providing energy assessments and technical reports needed to apply

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Platte Health Center

When a patient’s fever raises suspicion of an infection, when an infection is potentially serious or when problems occur with treatment, an infectious disease specialist is usually called in to help.

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