$140,000 IMT Educational Grant Awarded to Corsicana High School, Navarro College & Foundation

Rural Development Partners (Forest City, IA) and NMTC partner Audubon Metals (Corsicana, TX) awarded a matching funds grant of $140,000 to strengthen workforce development in the Corsicana region. Workforce development is one of the primary challenges companies and communities face today. As manufacturing processes continue to evolve through advances in technology, the importance of a trained and skilled workforce is …

Rural Development Partners Receives $50 Million NMTC Award

Rural Development Partners (RDP) was awarded $50 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) authority from the U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund. This is RDP’s tenth NMTC allocation award since the company’s inception in 2004, totaling $656.7 million. RDP directs NMTCs to spur economic growth, provide food access, and create quality jobs accessible to low-income workers in underserved communities throughout America. …

$100,000 Workforce Development Grant Awarded to Barnwell County (SC)

Rural Development Partners (Forest City, IA) and NMTC partner Cascades (Barnwell, SC) awarded a matching funds grant of $100K toward workforce development initiatives for Barnwell County, a region dominated by manufacturing, agriculture, and service industries. Barnwell is one of seven counties represented by the SouthernCarolina Alliance, a regional nonprofit organization providing economic development marketing and recruitment in the Lower Savannah …

$175,000 Grant will Revitalize High School Vo-Tech Programs in Gibson County, TN

Rural Development Partners (Forest City, IA) and NMTC partner, Bongards (Humboldt, TN) awarded Gibson County high schools a matching funds grant of $175,000 to strengthen workforce development. Funds are revitalizing high school technical programs across Gibson County, boosting student opportunities for successful careers. Since initiating the grant in December of 2020, Vo-tech programs are coming to fruition, energized to create …

Rural Development Partners Welcomes Bill Northey to the Governing Board

Forest City, IA – July 7, 2021: Rural Development Partners (RDP) is pleased to welcome Bill Northey to the Governing Board. Bill and his wife, Cindy, reside in the Des Moines area where he serves as Principal at WHNorthey LLC, providing agriculture consulting in conservation and sustainability. From 2018-2021, Bill served as Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) …

SRTC Receives $200,000 Grant for Technical & Industrial Education

Rural Development Partners is proud to share this PRESS RELEASE from Southern Regional Technical College… Southern Regional Technical College Receives $200,000 Community Investment Grant from Coca-Cola Bottling UNITED and Rural Development Partners Tifton, GA – Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. (UNITED) and Rural Development Partners (RDP) jointly funded a $200,000 investment in Technical and Industrial Education in South Georgia through RDP’s …

Public-Private Partnership Grant Awarded to Pride of Atmore

Atmore, AL Rural Development Partners (RDP), together with Coastal Growers LLC, is pleased to announce a $150,000 jointly funded grant to Pride of Atmore through RDP’s Community Investment Program. This $3.3 million project involves restoration of the historic Strand Theatre, an iconic landmark established in 1921, serving as an anchor for the community for nearly a century. A music studio …

Quality Jobs and Economic Opportunities for Farmers & Atmore, AL

Atmore, AL – Rural Development Partners (RDP) is honored to partner with Coastal Growers LLC to provide New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) for a new peanut shelling facility in rural Alabama. The new operation will create 130 quality jobs at the plant, 125 new farmer-supported jobs, 95 constructions jobs, and economic opportunities to stabilize the region. The project will allow …

RDP Partners with Audubon Metals to Bring Quality Jobs to Corsicana, TX

Corsicana, TX – Rural Development Partners (RDP) is proud to partner with Audubon Metals Texas LLC to help expand the company and bring quality jobs to Corsicana, TX using New Market Tax Credits (NMTCs). Audubon Metals is a manufacturing facility that recycles Zorba (automobile residue) for production of secondary aluminum alloys for die castings. The new 157,970 SF facility will …

RDP Allocates $20MM in NMTCs to Bring Quality Jobs to Tifton, GA

Tifton, GA – Rural Development Partners (RDP) partnered with Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. to equip a new state of the art facility and bring quality jobs to Tifton, GA. Coca-Cola UNITED is engaged in the production, marketing and distribution of a diverse portfolio of leading sparkling (Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coke Zero Sugar®, Dr Pepper®, Sprite®, Fanta® and AHA®) and …