Success Stories

ChugTel co-owner Jim Moberly

Chugwater Telephone Company (‘ChugTel’) is headquartered in Chugwater, Wyoming, and has offered communications services to this small rural community for decades.

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Webster's Fire Hall

Rural communities need volunteers to thrive and help provide services larger municipalities offer through paid personnel, such as a fire department.

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Haar Family

The Jason and Kabrina Haar family is a big family compared to most with a family of eleven. The couple, along with their nine children ranging in ages from 18 years old to 10 months had been living in a single-wide three-bedroom trailer house just outside of Herreid, SD.

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New grocery coolers

Rural communities deserve access to the high-quality food found throughout groceries in large cities. Unfortunately, with the sparse population across southwestern North Dakota, it can be economically challenging to operate a full-service grocery in the area.

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East Point Academy

Rural Development funds were used to purchase and renovate an existing school facility and for expansion of the Elementary School’s campus. An existing building, on Leaphart Street, was purchased and repurposed as the Middle School campus for grades 6th through 8th.

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Two owners behind store counter

Two entrepreneurs and the people of Anamoose recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of a new bakery and food hub in rural North Dakota.

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Kylie Beckman Photo

Kylie Beckman had been renting a townhouse in Madison, SD.  Oftentimes, she found herself tossing around the idea of becoming a homeowner. One defining day, she woke up and decided that it was time to take steps toward that greater future she’d envisioned by pursuing homeownership.

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Pine Ridge EMT Photo

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SD Mines) is a public institution of higher learning in Rapid City, South Dakota. Through a USDA Rural Development Community Facility Technical Assistance and Training grant, SD Mines has partnered with Banner Associates, Inc.

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Steel Crfeek Galvanizing Company Open House Event

Steel Creek Galvanizing Company LLC recently held an Open House Event on July 16, 2019.  This event included tours of the recently completed fabricated steel products plant which is projected to bring $14.1 million in new capital investment in the area as well as the initial creation of 72 jobs t

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Staff w/ Holiday Inn Express, Evanston, WY 07-2019

Evanston, Wyoming, a small town located along Interstate 80, serves as a stopping point for travelers, and energy development employees. The nature of its location and industry has not allowed for a lot of growth. Many residents must leave town to find steady employment.

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