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 …

Rural Development Partners Welcomes Debra Shoaf to Advisory Board

(Forest City, IA) November 9, 2020:  Rural Development Partners is pleased to welcome Debra Shoaf to its New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Advisory Board. Debra oversees the finance, risk management, and real estate functions for Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Food Bank is a $160MM+/year organization that is on target to procure and distribute over 100 million pounds of food …

New Market Tax Credit Instrumental in Expansion of Pennsylvania Food Bank

Forest City, IA  Rural Development Partners (RDP) is pleased to announce their partnership with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB) to expand healthy food distribution in the 11-county area they serve. RDP will allocate $16 million of New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) to renovate and expand the Duquesne, Pennsylvania Food Bank; serving as headquarters to more than 400 partner agencies …

Public-Private Partnership Grants $100,000 For Workforce Training Lab

Forest City, IA  Rural Development Partners (RDP), together with Tishomingo County based manufacturer Mississippi Silicon, provided Northeast Mississippi Community College with $100,000 to revitalize its workforce training lab. See press release. RDP allocated $20MM in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing in 2014 to help MS Silicon build and operate a silicon metal production facility. See the great impacts this …

Rural Development Partners receives $65 Million NMTC Award

(Forest City, IA) July 15, 2020:  Rural Development Partners (RDP) is proud to announce receiving $65 million in New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) authority from the U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund. The NMTC program allows RDP to provide flexible financing options that support the health and sustainability of highly distressed rural communities throughout America. This is RDP’s ninth NMTC award for …

Rural Development Partners Welcomes Linda Upmeyer to Governing Board

(Forest City, IA) July 17, 2020: Rural Development Partners (RDP) is pleased to announce that Linda Upmeyer has joined the RDP Governing Board. Linda is completing her ninth, and final, term in the Iowa Legislature where she most recently served as Speaker of the House from 2016-2020. Prior to becoming Speaker, Linda led the caucus as House Majority Leader from …