Success Stories

Logan County Economic Development Council Exemplifies Economic Development

Like a well established tree, the Logan County Economic Development Council (LCEDC) has established deep roots and has branched out throughout their service area.  The Council was established by Logan County business leaders, for the purpose of providing professional economic development… more

Logan County Economic Development Council Exemplifies Community Economic Development

Like a well established tree, the Logan County Economic Development Council (LCEDC) has established deep roots and has branched out throughout their service area.  The Council was established by Logan County business leaders, for the purpose of providing professional economic development… more

OMB

Developing new markets for waste

In 2004, Joel and Jean Garland began operating a value added wood products business. In little more than a decade that sawmill has adapted, innovated, persisted, and advanced, all while remaining grounded in the small rural community of Lillie, Louisiana.

Rural Battery Manufacturer Gets Boost from USDA Business Program

Small business owners face countless challenges when it comes to finding success in the global marketplace – and for those in rural areas, the challenges are often more pronounced.

For more than 30 years, Superior Battery has been manufacturing a wide range of batteries from its plant in… more

USDA Agencies Striking to Make a Difference

Rural Development, Farm Service Agency, and Natural Resources and Conservation, USDA agencies in Louisiana, travels across the state to let rural disadvantaged communities know about the StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity Initiative. This initiative is part of a commitment to grow… more

Malcolm Farms

Moorefield Poultry Farm Invests in Solar Power

 The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia has in recent years established a vibrant poultry industry. The typical poultry farmer raises chickens from a young age and to do so, requires a significant amount of heating and energy. Energy costs for a poultry farmer can greatly impact an agricultural… more

Safe, Reliable Water Source Comes to East Henry County

After years of uncertainty about whether it was safe to drink their water or if there would be enough, residents in rural Eastern Henry County in West Tennessee will now have access to safe, reliable water.  Private groundwater well contamination and the lack of a public water supply greatly… more

New Senior Housing Development in East Tennessee

Senior citizens in the Greeneville, Tennessee area have been eager to call the brand new Barton Greene Apartments home.  “I was lucky enough to be able to move into Barton Greene, back to my home town.  The house I owned in Cleveland, TN was just too much to maintain after I became unable to… more

Geothermal Fueled Residence Hall

Outline Of Need:

West Chester University is a public university with 15,415 students and 800 academic employees in West Chester, Pennsylvania (Chester County). Demand for student housing is very high, the existing university housing is near full capacity, and much of it is old, outdated… more