Success Stories

Produce from Carnival Supermarket in Chula Vista, Calif. (Courtesy photo)

It is often difficult for local farms to compete with large grocery stores, but with funding though Grandpoint Bank, sourced by their Regents La Jolla office, and USDA Rural Development’s Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan program, Third & L, LLC built its third Carnival Supermarket, which

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Judie Jensen photo

Judie Lynn Jensen was renting a home in Lake Preston and decided she wanted to purchase that home. She visited with her local bank which in turn suggested she contact the USDA Rural Development office in Watertown.

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Prairie Pride Poultry Chalk Board Menu

Prairie Pride Poultry, Inc.

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All Paws are Warm in the House!

Yvonne is an 85 year old single female living in her Scottsbluff, Nebraska home that she has owned for more than 30 years.  When the nights started to get chilly, she called the gas company to light her furnace for the winter.  She was shocked when they “Red Tagged” it for a defective heat exchan

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Mel's Small Engine  Bancroft, Nebraska

Mel’s Small Engine started in 2000 as a one-man service only shop for lawn and garden equipment and air-cooled engines.  A recently completed expansion added a 90 foot x 99 foot shop to Mel’s existing 3,000 sq. ft.

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Kevin and Nichole Fischbach Family photo

“Our long awaited prayers were answered with this home,” said Nichole Fischbach.  “We sought the Lord over every paper that circulated and every decision that passed our way.  We consider this home an abundant blessing.”

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6 Mile Café, owned and operated by the William Koch family and located just north of Dawson, NE along Hwy.

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Rural communities survive one business and one job at a time through revolving loan funds, training and technical assistance grants from the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP).  RMAP loans to Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) offer micro businesses opportunities for

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Future Site of the Prairie Catalytic, LLC Plant.

Greenyug, LLC, founded in 2008, is a technology company that  researches, develops and commercializes production of commodity chemicals, specialty chemicals, polymers, and fuels from renewable sources.

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The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and Ponca Economic Development Corporation approached the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program as a way to build the capacity for the emerging Community Development

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