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Posted byon August 15, 2011 at 6:00 AM EDT
President Obama heads to Cannon Falls, Minnesota, to hear directly from the American people in a town hall at the first stop of a three day tour of the Midwest.
Posted byon August 12, 2011 at 5:02 PM EDT
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announces the release of a new report by the White House Rural Council that describes the economic needs and opportunities found in rural America.
Posted byon August 11, 2011 at 7:55 AM EDT
US CTO Aneesh Chopra explains how the leveling effect of the internet means that high-growth entrepreneurship is an important vehicle for job creation all across the country
Native American Business Leaders Share Their Ideas on Economic Growth with Senior Administration OfficialsPosted byon August 8, 2011 at 3:30 PM EDT
The Domestic Policy Council and National Economic Council met with Native American economic development experts for a White House Native American Business Leaders Roundtable to discuss ways to improve economic conditions and create jobs in tribal communities.
Posted byon August 3, 2011 at 8:00 AM EDT
For about 3.3 million Vets, or 41 percent of the total enrolled in VA’s health care system, distance is more than a challenge. Distance can mean rural Veterans don’t have access to the care and services they’ve earned.
Posted byon July 28, 2011 at 4:53 PM EDT
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack reflects on a meeting held with leaders of rural organizations and the crucial points raised during the discussion on building stronger rural communities across the nation.
Posted byon July 28, 2011 at 3:15 PM EDT
Through an inter-agency partnership, $95 million in grants has been made available for communities across the country to build more sustainable infrastructure.
Posted byon July 27, 2011 at 3:34 PM EDT
Kimberly Teehee, Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs, reflects on the one year anniversary of the Tribal Law and Order Act, which improves the ability of Indian tribes to investigate and prosecute crimes impacting tribal communities.
Posted byon July 22, 2011 at 4:03 PM EDT
Glen and Jacqueline Young, who received aid from the USDA's FSA Emergency loan Program, reflects on how friends and family in the community came together to help them rebuild after a devastating tornado.
Posted byon July 22, 2011 at 12:54 PM EDT
Mark Timm, an owner of Colby Creek Stables, recounts the obstacles and triumphs he and his wife encountered when transforming the family business into a self-supporting operation via sustainable and renewable energy.