$90,000 Workforce Development Grant Awarded to Arkansas Northeastern College

Rural Development Partners (Forest City, IA) awarded a $90,000 workforce development grant to Arkansas Northeastern College (Blytheville, AR) to support industrial education in the region while setting the stage for economic growth and development. Community Investment Program Rural Development Partner’s (RDP), through their Community Investment Program, worked with Arkansas Northeastern College (ANC), identifying the need for heavy equipment operators to …

$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 …

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 …

NMTC Financing with Rural Development Partners

What is it like to work with Rural Development Partners (RDP) to finance a rural expansion through New Markets Tax Credits? We think this three-minute video and the short article below provide a unique perspective into NMTC financing that benefits organizations, communities, and workforce. Who is Rural Development Partners? Rural Development Partners’ mission is to forge public-private partnerships for catalytic …

RDP Investments Respond to the Pandemic – Creating Resilient Communities in Times of Crisis

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Rural Development Partners (RDP) works closely with New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) project stakeholders to manage risk and maximize impact. Led by team members with solid relationship lending experience, RDP has a strong track record of successful investments; however, some risks are clearly unpredictable – such as a global pandemic.  RDP’s focused prioritization and underwriting process helps ensure that the …