Telehealth clinics open in rural schools throughout Indiana
Because of telehealth clinics opening up in schools in Indiana, students will not have to leave the campus to see a physician. This program is driven by the Linton-based Indiana Rural Health Association. Four schools in Indiana now have an advanced approach at medical care beneficial to both children and parents. It is hoped for that no region (in Indiana) is left out by the time the grant ends at the end of the year.
2017 trends for rural and small towns
There are hardly ever posts about new trends that apply to rural business. However, here are eight that are either just now emerging or already going in full swing.
Sixty-one acres in Louisiana to be used to build business
What would you do with 61 acres? Sitting there, being unbeneficial for the city, the parish and even the property owners, Bossier City Council said, “the main goal for the property is increased sales tax revenue for the city, through the development of new businesses.” The property is currently being cleared for a Honda dealership, however, the council is hoping this area will grow with more businesses soon.
‘Tide Table Coffee’ drive through thrives
In Dillingham Alaska, Shanelle Fo opened a drive through coffee shop, hoping that she would see about 10 cars a day. However, her expectations were exceeded. Fo talks about the things she has done to make her business grow.
A pathway to succeed in Rural Colorado communities
Colorado’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade partnered with the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business and the state demographer to discuss the factors that make communities resilient and the aspects that contribute to a community decreasing in population. This study highlights the traits that towns and cities could build on to get through downturns.
USDA announces Rural Development Grant Program applications
State Director Scott Jones of South Carolina announces that the USDA is accepting applications for the Rural Development Grant Program (RDGP). This is designed to assist with startup and expansion of small and emerging private businesses and/or nonprofits in rural communities. Two pools of grant funds are available, the Native American set-aside and statewide funding.