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Network Update: USDA Director to hold Tama County Rural-Issues Listening Post, May 9

Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa, will be in Toledo Monday, May 9, 2011, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to listen to local community and economic development leaders, as well as the general public, discuss issues and opportunities they encounter in their ongoing efforts to keep rural Iowa vibrant and prosperous. The session will take place at the Reinig Toledo Center, 1007 Prospect Drive, Toledo, and is open to the public.

USDA Rural Development currently administers and manages more than 40 housing, business and community infrastructure and facility loan and grant programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.

During the past year the agency helped a record number of Iowans receive funding for economic development projects and quality of life improvements. The agency’s investment in Iowa helped create or retain more than 2,200 jobs, aided 2,500 families in buying their own homes and assisted more than 250 communities as they made improvements to their facilities, services and infrastructure.  For more information about finance programs through USDA Rural Development you can call our local USDA office in Iowa Falls 641-648-5181 ext 4

TAMA COUNTY RURAL-ISSUES LISTENING POST WITH USDA STATE DIRECTOR
Monday, May 9, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Reinig Toledo Center
1007 Prospect Drive, Toledo, Iowa
Bill Menner will be available for comments at the event, but if you would like to speak with him before the event please contact Darin Leach at (515) 284-4747 (office) or (515) 669-5691 (cell).

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