Success Stories

Sheyenne Dakota Inc.

Sheyenne Dakota, Inc., founded in 1996 and based in West Fargo, North Dakota, is a wire and cable harness manufacturer of electrical
harnesses for virtually every industry: 
construction, agricultural, trucking, electric,

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Life Floor

Life Floor Manufacturing, Inc. is a leading designer of slip resistant tiles commonly used around pools and waterparks. In an effort to better serve their customers, they adopted  a lean manufacturing focus  and brought

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Homeowner Delois Dotson shows off her living room with newly repaired floor, wall and ceiling

Delois Dotson of Hardeman County was in need of home repairs that she could not afford.

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Rural Development Specialist Brandon Orr and 1st. Southern Real Estate Agent Thelma Stutts celebrate with homeowner Nancy Griffin

Earlier this year, Nancy Griffin of Dyer County decided she no longer wanted to rent an apartment that was too small for her family. With the idea of wanting a bigger home, she set out to explore what financing options were available.

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Mrs. Bea receives assistance from Town of Big Sandy City Recorder Debbie Wright and USDA Rural Development Area Specialist Mary Hickman

Debbie Wright, City Recorder for the Town of Big Sandy, set out with a goal earlier this year to find a way to help very low income homeowners in Big Sandy and the Benton County Area obtain affordable financing to complete necessary home repairs.  Mrs.

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REAP Grant allows Baby Greens to produce and distribute a variety of salad greens year round.

Baby Greens, a farm located in Kingston, Rhode Island, is putting a convenient spin on the term “farm to table.” The chemical-free organic farm produces a mixture of salad greens that owner Jeffery Kamminga hand delivers to local homes and businesses year round.

 

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Photo of Mike and Candy Seely standing in one of their mint fields

Mike and Candy Seely, third generation mint farmers in northwestern Oregon, saw their revenue begin to dry up when gum, toothpaste, candy, and breath mint manufacturers turned to synthetic flavoring.

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Community Food Cooperative - Montana

Reducing a business’ energy cost can have a big impact not only for the business but also for the community.

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Emerson

The Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture in Bozeman, Montana provides work and retail space for nearly 60 art and culture related businesses. Emerson needed operating funds and financing to upgrade its facilities.

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Bethany Lutheran Home for the Aged LLC

Brandon, South Dakota, with a population of about 9,000, has seen significant growth in the last decade, including the area of senior care. There are two assisted living communities in Brandon, but there has never been a nursing home. This has put strain on both patients and their families.

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