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Notes from the Field: Rural Resilience in Southeast Texas

On August 24, 2017, I was cycling through what has become a well-developed routine during my almost five years of working on disasters. With an eye on the latest projections for incoming Hurricane Harvey, I reached out to every contact I had in Texas and those who I knew would hit the ground the second ...

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9.20.2018 -

LISC Receives $700K Federal Award to Rev Up Rural Investment

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund)—part of the U.S. Department of Treasury—has awarded $700,000 to LISC for intensifying economic development in underserved rural communities. The money will seed a $10 million Fund for Rural Progress to boost investment in infrastructure, business development and job creation, all vital to combating ...

9.18.2018 -

Northern Initiatives celebrates

... Since 1994, NI has provided 1,093 loans to small businesses totaling over $63 million and creating or retaining nearly 5,000 jobs. Dennis West, NI’s President of nearly 22 years, praises the organization for reaching these milestones but more importantly acknowledges the impact their customer businesses have on building a local economy and ...