USDA Publishes Sustainable Rural Downtowns Case Study Series

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by NADO Admin

From a new senior housing development in California to a value-added production facility in Vermont, rural communities across the country are using USDA financing to implement innovative projects that revitalize their downtowns and create vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods. USDA Rural Development has published a series of case studies profiling nine rural communities that leveraged USDA funds to strengthen their unique assets, build affordable housing, enhance economic competitiveness, and preserve natural resources. Many programs in USDA Rural Developmentā€™s portfolio can be used to invest in redevelopment of historic buildings, infrastructure in downtowns, and new businesses in the heart of a rural community. The projects in these case studies show how USDA funding, local leadership, and other public and private support can create thriving, environmentally and economically sustainable development in rural America. Click here (http://www NULL.rurdev NULL.usda NULL.gov/SustainableRuralCommunities NULL.html) to read the case studies.

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