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


Powering grassroots efforts with development
experience and resources to assure quality of life in North Dakota’s communities.

The Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC) is playing a valuable role in financing for North Dakota communities.

Child Care Cooperatives make it possible to bring child care in to communities where none exists.

Dedicated to measurable impacts that enhance the quality of life for individuals and communities.

A public charity created to expand our capacity to offer technical assistance. 

Home Care Cooperatives build wealth, increase job quality for caregivers and provide high quality care to patients.

N.D. Rural Grocery Initiative
A partnership to bring resources and information to local growers and grocers. 

One Person Makes a Difference! This tool shows gross dollar impact over a period of a year!

Rural Development Map
A snapshot of projects assisted by the rural electric and telecommunications development center.