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USDA Helps University Stay Competitive in the Higher Education Market

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in rural southeast Tennessee lies the small yet charming Tennessee Wesleyan University; a liberal arts school dedicated to providing a wide range of studies to help each student achieve their dreams.

The dedicated faculty and administration of TWU strive to provide the resources and individualized support to ensure that each student receives a quality education and obtains the proper skills needed to succeed in their careers and lives. To accomplish this, having updated campus facilities is both a necessity and priority.

USDA Rural Development $20.6 Million Loan Enhances University’s Services to Students

USDA Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode presented $20.6 million to Tennessee Wesleyan University that will enhance services to students of the university.

“This is an example of the sustainable results of building partnerships with community organizations, businesses, universities, faith-based and other groups to help challenged communities shape their futures,” Goode said. “Growing the economy by investing in our rural communities is key to success.”

Open House Celebrates Newly Renovated Apartments

USDA Rural Development Area Director Faye McEwen joined owners Russell and Dana Holloway in celebrating the newly renovated Hohenwald Village Apartments at an Open House today.

A $1,325,316 USDA Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Direct Loan combined with Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) funding to allow extensive rehabilitation of the property.  The complex provides 16 one-bedroom units and 32 two-bedroom units.

Trousdale County Breaks Ground for Wastewater Treatment Expansion

USDA Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode joined Congressman Diane Black and Trousdale County Mayor Carroll Carman at a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction to renovate and expand the existing wastewater treatment facility.  This project will provide improved wastewater treatment to existing customers as well as provide adequate service for the prison that is currently under construction.

Crockett County to Receive USDA Funding Public Utilities and Senior Citizen Center to Benefit

USDA Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode joined Congressman Stephen Fincher to announce four projects that will benefit the residents of Crockett County in a variety of ways including new water sources, wastewater management, natural gas lines, and a Senior Citizen Center expansion. 

“Infrastructure investments put people to work now and creates the foundation of public utilities and services that are vital to the future of every healthy community,” Goode said. 

USDA Administrator for Rural Business-Cooperative Service Visits West Tennessee

  Rural Development Administrator Lillian Salerno visited the state today to announce investments that will help rural businesses grow and create jobs and support small business.

  “USDA partners with communities across the country to create greater economic opportunity for rural Americans,” said Salerno.  “Supporting the people who live in rural areas, by creating jobs and expanding economic opportunity for rural small businesses, is a top priority for the Obama Administration.”