USDA rural development invests $622 million in rural Iowa in 2016

29 Jan 2017

Economic Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development mission area invested $622 million into rural Iowa in 2016 providing housing opportunities for thousands of rural Iowans while also supporting a wide variety of job-creation and community-improvement projects and activities.

“Our focus is on the viability of rural communities and areas which are so important to our state and nation,” said Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa. “USDA Rural Development funding continues to have a dramatic impact all across Iowa. Since 2009, we have invested nearly $5 billion on essential public facilities, small and emerging businesses, water and sewer systems, and housing opportunities for Iowa families.”

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