2014 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year: Noelle Johnson, The Daily Coffee BarThe Business Excellence Awards recognize businesses and individuals in five categories for their exceptional contributions to the region's business community.
Laraway Construction Video 2012A dairy barn and farm transforms into a new home for the students and staff at Laraway Youth and Family Services. A five minute version of a year's long, through the winter, process. Watch us lift a dairy barn 5-feet into the air, building and attaching two other structures, creating this new home and learning space — this unusual school and service center for families and youth in Vermont.
Rural LISC's Suzanne Anarde on the Growing Rural Communities FundRural LISC Program Vice President Suzanne Anarde discusses Rural LISC’s new Growing Rural Communities Fund (GRCF) in an interview with RFD-TV’s Janet Adkison broadcast live on January 6. GRCF is an innovative new financing tool using New Markets Tax Credits for smaller projects in eligible New Markets areas for economic development projects. Using $7.5 million of LISC’s New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation, the GRCF offers seven-year mini-permanent loans with a 2 percent interest rate and a three-year interest-only period. Projects can be financed from $250,000 to $2 million.
A high-tech, high-end clothing company that’s keeping jobs in AmericaVoormi transforms locally sourced Rocky Mountain sheep wool into high-end outdoor clothing. But the Colorado startup is also hoping to help transform rural communities into small manufacturing hubs, where economic development is needed the most. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
2012 NCDF Small Business QLICI of the Year - Gulf Coast Agricultural and Seafood Co-op2012 Small Business QLICI Winner:
Gulf Coast Agricultural and Seafood Co-op
AMCREF Community Capital
Bayou La Batre, Alabama