Success Stories

Durango Starr KOA

From Oregon to Colorado - USDA Funding Makes Business Possible

Relocating isn't always easy.  Finding a new job and a new home can be challenging.  For Julian and Kachina Starr, it was made a little bit easier with the help of a local lender and the USDA Rural Development Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program.

Bruce Hanna, owner of Hampton Inn and Suites Roseburg, visits solar panels recently installed on hotel roof.

Rural Hotel Reaps Benefits of Going Green

Guests at most hotels never give a second thought to the roof of the building. But at the Hampton Inn and Suites in the rural town of Roseburg, owner Bruce Hanna is encouraging his guests to learn about the significant environmental impacts being generated out of sight on the hotel’s roof every… more


Bringing back the Jobs!

Caribbean Crane & Rigging LLC (CCR), is a newly formed entity owned  by Mr. Patrick Vivot. The company was formed to purchase the equipment and will be immediately leased to the Limetree Bay Refinery (LBR). LBR is currently undergoing a $1.3 billion refurbishment of the refinery.

The… more

North wing addition.

Campus Addition for Classroom and Community Cultural Space

The Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC), a federal land grant institution since 1994, serves two tribal nations:  the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska at the Macy Campus and the Santee Sioux Nation at the Santee Campus.  A third campus site is located in South Sioux City.

NICC’s mission… more

The Summer of Dreams

Working with the USDA is very rewarding for me. Because I have been able to place so many families in need of a safe, comfortable home that they would otherwise not be able to afford. One of the most gracious customers to walk through our doors this summer was a determined, hard working, lady… more


Providing Assistance to Students with Developmental Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing the assistance through an initiative called Rural Economic Development Innovation, REDI. USDA’s Innovation Center created REDI to support recommendations identified in the report to the president from the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and… more


First Phase of San Felasco Tech City Opens

Mitch Glaeser and Richard Blaser of The Laser Investment Group had a vision of a live-work-play community, with businesses, housing and recreation areas to be run primarily by solar power.  The community would be an environmentally- and tech-friendly development.  San Felasco Tech City, just… more