Job Creation Success

(-excerpt USDA blog-) Western North Dakota USDA Great Regions–Job Creation Success Hailed by Local Residents Earlier this month, acting USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Doug O’Brien heard one testimonial after another from a variety of people who thanked...

Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture

Michael Pollan, author of ‘In Defense of Food, an Eaters Manifesto’, says “Eat food, plenty of it, mostly vegetables.” MSU-Bottineau is out to help North Dakotan’s do just that. The Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture (ECH) at the college is poised to increase the...

Impact Study 2006

ND REAP Zones Leverage $5.7 Million to $17 Million From 1999-2006 The REAP (Rural Economic Area Partnership) Investment Board announced the release of an Impact Study that highlights major activities and accomplishments of the two North Dakota REAP Zones from...

SW REAP Micro Loan Program

A new loan program from Southwest Rural Economic Area Partnership (SW REAP) may be an option for businesses looking for a small, interest-free loan. In the fund’s first six months, Dunn County Jobs Development Authority Director Carroll Gjovik has accessed the fund...

2004 USDA Summary

In fiscal year 2004, USDA Rural Development had a successful year delivering $78.6 million in program dollars to the citizens of rural North Dakota, not including program dollars delivered by Rural Utilities Program’s electric and telecommunications general field...

Rural Leadership Graduates

Rural Leadership ND graduates 1st round participants The Rural Leadership North Dakota program has just completed its first full session, with rural community leader participants from all around the state of North Dakota. Scholarship funding for this program was...

REAP PTAC

REAP Investment Board, Inc. responds to the need for procurement technical assistance through the development of a regional PTAC, dedicated to serving businesses in the SW REAP counties, CONAC REAP counties and the Griggs Steele Empowerment County. Client services...

RIB Purchases TechLink

The REAP (Rural Economic Area Partnership) Investment Board announced today the purchase of TechLink, Inc., a data processing company with production centers in Ashley and Dickinson, North Dakota. TechLink, Inc, a technology firm, currently has 43 employees (27...