North Dakota’s affordable housing problems a result from a “perfect storm”

Affordable housing continues to grow as a challenge for individuals and communities throughout North Dakota. Demand for affordable housing is being driven in large part to a perfect storm. As baby boomers start to retire, more and more people 65 and older are...

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NDOF helps immigrant couple seize new opportunity for their trucking business

An entrepreneurial immigrant couple is able to carve out a new opportunity for their trucking business thanks to the North Dakota Opportunity Fund. Upon earning his CDL/Class-A truck driving license in 2018, Sam Jalalvand went to work as a driver but was quickly taken...

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Another national study highlights need for more affordable housing in North Dakota

(Source & Credit: National Low Income Housing Coalition) - There is a massive shortage of 7.3 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income renters—those earning at or below either the federal poverty line or 30% of their area median...

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LCD Group receives $512,000 grant from NeighborWorks America to further its impact on North Dakota

Lewis & Clark Development Group has received a $512,000 grant from NeighborWorks America. The grant award is part of a package of grants allocated to the organization's 239 chartered nonprofit members throughout the United States. NeighborWorks America is a...

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LCD Group Primer: How long do you have to wait for SBA 504 Loan approval?

(Credit: Forbes) - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps business owners access the funds they need to get their businesses off the ground, expand and succeed. These loans are often easier to qualify for than some traditional loans. Still, SBA loan...

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