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Sneak Preview: USDA Seeks Rural Infrastructure Investors

(This article originally appeared in the Jan. 9 issue of Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report.) The Department of Agriculture recently requested inquiries from potential investors for its rural infrastructure projects. USDA’s $150 billion loan portfolio includes $5.3 billion for community facilities…

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L/SFR Sneak Peek: Rural Access to Broadband Continues to Lag

(This post is excerpted from an article in the July 18 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) Despite significant federal investment and administration attention, more needs to be done to fully deploy rural broadband service, according to a new report released…

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City Mouse, Country Mouse: Two New Reports On ARRA Spending

In tight economic times, the differences between rural and urban communities can seem more pronounced and communities can feel like they are engaged in a battle to ensure that their needs receive priority.

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Report: Without Earmarks, Small/Rural Communities Lose Out

(This guest post was authored by David Young, founder and CEO of Young and Associates/Solutions for Local Governments. Mr. Young is a former county commissioner for Buncombe County, N.C., where he served for 16 years. He is the former president…

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Will Rural Pols Cheer or Jeer $12M in Hospital IT Grants?

Before, during and since his State of the Union address last month, President Obama has been emphasizing infrastructure investments as a high priority for his administration. ┬áThat priority folds neatly into Obama’s recent focus on innovation as a differentiator for…

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