State Director HeadshotThe State of North Dakota has been the best kept secret in the nation with its capacity to build a strong bridge to the future with advanced technology and endless supplies of renewable energy.

As North Dakota continues to build on the success of our agriculture, energy, and manufacturing industries, it is imperative that we have a strong workforce and thriving communities. Rural Development's mission under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in rural America. 

With our resources and flexible programs, we help build necessary infrastructure to encourage people to live, work, raise families and establish businesses in North Dakota.  We are “Committed to the future of rural communities” and will continue to maintain a dedicated presence in our rural communities.

I look forward to partnering with you to build an even better North Dakota.

                                        - Jasper Schneider

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