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Rural Communities Strengthened, Connected by Rural Finance Development

Blog, News & Events on May 17th. Comments Off on Rural Communities Strengthened, Connected by Rural Finance Development

In April, more than 20 rural economic development groups gathered in Harrisburg, South Dakota, for the “Upper Great Plains Rural Finance Gathering.” The members of this diverse group work to increase access to education, healthcare, jobs, and other key services in rural communities across the nation.  The group shared insights, success stories, and tackled many of the challenges facing rural community development. The hot topic? Protecting key federal community development programs most effective at supporting rural communities.

Congress finally passed an omnibus bill last week to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017. Now, Congress quickly turns to its work on 2018, which is presently underway. In addition, both President Trump and Congress are working to move along tax reform.

Community development organizations are watching these processes from the edges of their seats—and with good reason. The Administration’s … Read More »


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