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.
NDAREC’s cooperative development center hosted a virtual Rural Developers’ Assembly on September 29, 2020 where Margaret Bau, USDA Rural Development walked participants through the idea of homecare worker cooperatives for the state of North Dakota.