Success Stories

Danimer Scientific skilled workforce

Petroleum-based plastics are the topic of increasing environmental concerns and legislative pressure for dumping of non-biodegradable plastics in landfills and the increasing costs of petroleum.  Out of concern for the environment, Danimer Scientific,

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Davis is a town located in Turner County, South Dakota.  It got its name from a first settler back in 1893. 

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A bride holds a floral arrangement made by 3 Porch Farm, an fusion of artistic expression and natural rhythms

Tucked away in Comer, Georgia is 3 Porch Farm, a sustainably-grown flower and fruit farm owned and managed by Steve and Mandy O’Shea.

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Olglala Lakota College photo

Oglala and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes’ members can attend college without driving long distances thanks in part to USDA financing. The funds will enable residents in remote, rural parts of the state to participate in a variety of classes at Oglala Lakota College (OLC).

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Dupree Fire Truck Photo

Ask any fire fighter, they will likely tell you that providing protection and other emergency services is demanding.  Having efficient, operable equipment that can withstand rugged terrain and extreme conditions is a real asset when it comes to providing fire protection and emergency services. 

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Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Loans and Grants

 

Keeping Manufacturing Alive

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Boys and Girls Club of Lower Brule van photo

Lower Brule, S.D. is in Lyman County. The community is located within the Lower Brule Indian Reservation.

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Florence Food Share distributes approximately 50,000 pounds of food per month to help alleviate hunger in this rural community.

In the small community of Florence and the surrounding area on the Oregon coast, nearly 4,000 people received free food from the nonprofit Florence Food Share last year.

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Public libraries can serve as portals for rural communities, connecting residents to a variety of information and resources.  This is certainly the story of Mr.

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Gail Arnold, homeowner, and William Keith Dykes, WKD Construction use the gold shovel to break ground on her new home in Big Sandy.

Gail Arnold’s dream of constructing a new home on her family’s property is coming true, with a home loan through the USDA’s Rural Development Rural Housing 502 loan program.  “This is my dream come true and I am so appreciative!” Arnold said at the ground breaking with William Keith Dykes, owner

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