Development Authority Executive Director
It will now be available in
He said it is rewarding to see funds awarded for a program identified as a priority project by the
One example of how the two are linked would be to assist production of organic milk, which could then be used to make gourmet cheese.
That cheese can then be offered at wineries, which help attract tourists to the region.
The Development Authority provided
The loans leveraged an additional
"Both have been successful," he said. "There has been no default on the loans, just as we suspected."
"Building the North Country's agricultural base by helping producers to gain added value from their operations has been a key aim of the regional economic development plan from the start," he said by email.
"This new revolving loan fund will provide a means to assist with the development, for example, of new agri-tourism ventures in the region, thereby building both our agricultural and tourism sectors."
The revolving loan fund is to be administered by the Development Authority, which is accepting inquiries at this point.
Wright said loans can be up to
The Development Authority will also be working with
Wright said the agriculture designation covers a wide gamut, such as produce, dairy, wineries, maple syrup, honey, woody biomass and more.
"The North Country has a long history with agriculture and certainly a bright future with agriculture," he said.
BRITISH AIR SHOW
The funds are part of
The award also included
Douglas said the chamber once again coordinated and operated the
Taking part, he said, offers the opportunity to be seen by thousands of aviation- and transportation-related attendees and arrange dozens of meetings with executives.
"In serving this role, we are able to visibly market
"This is how we continue to build global awareness of the assets and strategic location of
"Global aviation and aerospace is a large but focused community requiring this sort of annual commitment to visibility and to refreshing and establishing contacts.
"We are following up with a number of those contacts, and we thank
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