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Economic and Rural Development

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U.S. Health and Human Services. National Library of Medicine.

"DIMRC is committed to help prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the adverse health effects of disasters in conjunction with federal, state, and local governments, organizations, and local communities."

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rural Development.

"We offer loans, grants and loan guarantees to support essential services such as housing, economic development, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric and communications infrastructure.

We promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks, credit unions and community-managed lending pools. We offer technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations.

We provide technical assistance to help communities undertake community empowerment programs. We help rural residents buy or rent safe, affordable housing and make health and safety repairs to their homes."

University of Wisconsin. Cooperative Extension Service.

"This web site is, "designed to help local business leaders, entrepreneurs, developers, and economic development professionals understand the changing marketplace and identify business and real estate development opportunities that are both realistic and sensible for the downtowns in

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"Economic development is an important part of strengthening communities by creating and retaining jobs"

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

"The community development function within the Federal Reserve promotes fair and informed access to financial markets for communities and individuals, recognizing the particular needs of underserved populations."

United States Department of Commerce.

"The U.S. Economic Development Administration's investment policy is designed to establish a foundation for sustainable job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States."

Rural Sociological Society.

"...  a professional social science association that promotes the generation, application, and dissemination of sociological knowledge."