Success Stories

Heartland Lumber Storefront

Joe Quinn found out that after 100 years of operation, that all five of the S.A.

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Everyone is smiling. The transfer of ownership is complete!

In 2017, Hayes County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC) received a Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) of $43,229 to establish a revolving loan fund (RLF).

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Morgan Linden-Lowell was living in a loft style apartment in Lexington, NE.  He desired to move into a home of his own that would be closer to his work. 

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Mike tests his thermostat for new cove heaters while Luke supervises.

Michael Costa was having electrical issues in his 1912, 900 sq.

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Rose Fraser with Running Strong

Oyate Teca Project an affiliate of Running Strong for American Indian Youth, Inc.

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Photo: After years working in construction on other people’s homes, Matt was able to buy his first house for himself and his two girls with help from USDA.

Matt was fortunate to have a rental in Redmond’s competitive market in central Oregon, where the vacancy rate is around one percent. But the scarcity of available homes is driving up prices, and Matt was feeling the impact.

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car crusher

OVB Holdings, LLC dba Overbuilt, based in Huron, SD,  manufactures heavy machinery including car crushers and balers/loggers.  Overbuilt and its products have been around since 1996.  They produce top-quality, high-performance equipment for auto salvage yards and scrap metal recyclers.  In fact,

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Jennifer Quail with Vision Brookings

Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), through Vision Brookings Foundation, has received a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to create a commercial kitchen and implement a technical assistance program to assist the efforts of area food entrepreneurs.

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Photo: Meant Manufacturing, a woman-owned, startup business in Florence, Oregon, is creating jobs and improving the local economy.

Creating one-of-a-kind bags and accessories from locally sourced materials, like Pendleton® Wool, started as a hobby for Lindsey Phillips. Gradually, she began selling her products through third-party sites. Then she created her own website and sold wholesale to local boutiques.

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The Bailay Family

Cody and Amber Bailey and their daughter Savannah were living in a house in Milligan, Nebraska that Cody had bought before he got married.  The house was a real fixer upper and Cody didn’t have the funds for the repairs.  Amber is a new stay at home mother and Cody works as a correction officer a

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