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The cooperative development center is supported by North Dakota's rural electric and telecommunications cooperatives and a grant through USDA. Center staff works to bring new and expanded businesses and services to rural communities to enhance the quality of life for those living there. Learn More

ND Rural Grocery Initiative

The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives has partnered with the North Dakota rural grocers, the North Dakota Grocers Association, and Dakota College at Bottineau Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture to bring resources and information to local growers and grocers. 

Child Care Cooperatives

Child care cooperatives make it possible to bring child care in to communities where there is otherwise none available.

Dakotas America is dedicated to measurable impacts that enhance the quality of life for individuals and communities.

Communities build, grow with development financing for the growth challenges now facing North Dakota communities, the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC) is playing a valuable role co-ops.

Home Care Cooperatives

Home Care Cooperatives: Building wealth and increasing job quality for caregivers while providing high quality care to patients.

One Person Makes a Difference

We've designed a tool to show the gross dollar impact an individual or individuals have on a business, community, county, or area over a period of a year!

Rural Developers Assembly

The 2022 Virtual Rural Developers Assembly will be held at 10 a.m. Central Time Wednesday, Aug. 10.
To register, please contact Mary Helvig at, 701-667-6404.

View past Rural Developers' Assemblies


Rural Development Map

This downloadable interactive map gives a snapshot of projects assisted by the rural electric and telecommunications development center.