While on-time takeoffs and landings are big on the lists of most casual flyers, owners of private and corporate aircraft look for world-class service and hangar space when selecting an airport. The Shenandoah Valley Airport (SHD) was high on the first and beyond capacity on the… [Read More]
Three Rivers Farm helps bring fresh, locally grown produce to the marketplace in a sustainable way. Nathan Holmes is the owner and founder of the business and knew early on that he wanted to help local farmers while fueling economic development in his community.
As a Pittsburgh… [Read More]
The bleating of sheep when they hear the feed bucket can be deafening.
“BAAAAA! BAAAAA! BAAAAA! BAAAAA! BAAAAA! BAAAAA!”
Like a nearby car horn or a low-flying jet, the sound can stop conversations cold.
To a sheep producer, that is the sound of money, and more and more… [Read More]
When communities look to expand facilities, often they’ll call on Rural Development to learn what loan and grant opportunities might provide support.
Rural Development Community Facility Program Loan Specialists like Katie Hammer offer a valuable resource for those communities… [Read More]
When Ruben Lopez and his wife Katherine moved from Texas to Price, Utah a few years ago, they didn’t have plans to open a restaurant. The idea began with a question Ruben posted on Facebook. “How would y'all like some Texas barbecue out here?” His query received hundreds of… [Read More]
When the first class of the ‘Local Innovators Institute’ gathered in March of 2020 there was nothing but excitement.
Why? Because everyone came to find out if their dreams of opening a restaurant would come true.
The ‘Local Innovators Institute’ is a business development class… [Read More]
Snowmobiling is a sport that the local economy in Northern Vermont depends on. Each year, thousands of out-of-staters travel to experience the snowy mountain trails and amazing views. Freshly groomed trails make the snow smooth and are essential for winter sports and activities… [Read More]
Shaniko Wool Company and its partners have been raising sheep for 128 years. Over the last several years, the company has emerged as a leader in the wool textile industry, becoming the first RWS-certified company in North America in 2018.
“We felt this was an opportunity to… [Read More]
Growing up, we all remember visiting the local pool or water park. Lifeguards blew a whistle warning us to slow down as we dashed to the refreshing water on dangerous slippery, molten-hot concrete.
But today’s pools, water parks and splash pads are much safer thanks to… [Read More]
As National Cooperative Month 2022 ends, we would like to highlight a special anniversary in the co-op world. The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives (UWCC), the oldest university-based cooperative center in the nation, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.… [Read More]