News Release
Release No.STELPRD4013266
ContactDarin Leach515-284-4747
Expanded Healthcare Opportunities in Northwest Iowa
Rock Rapids, Nov 22, 2011 --

@@USDA Rural Development today participated in open house ceremonies at Lyon County Chiropractic in Rock Rapids

“We congratulate Lyon County Chiropractic on moving to their new location and wish them all the best as they continue to work hard to improve healthcare opportunities in northwest Iowa,” said Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa. “At USDA we understand that having access to quality healthcare options is a key component to the future of rural America.”


USDA Rural Development recently provided Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities with a $300,000 Rural Economic Development Grant. Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities then provided a $360,000 no-interest loan to Rock Rapids Community Affairs Corporation who sold the building on contract to Lyon County Chiropractic.

Lyon County Chiropractic, which moved to their new facility in the fall of 2011, offers chiropractic services and acupuncture treatments. For more information about their services please visit

This past year USDA Rural Development’s investment in Iowa helped create or retain more than 1,900 jobs, aided 2,000 families in buying their own homes and assisted more than 80 communities as they made improvements to their facilities, services and infrastructure.

“If you have a project that create jobs, improves community services and safety, helps a business become more energy efficient, or gives a family the opportunity to achieve the American dream, please contact us today,” Menner added.

Contact USDA Rural Development

For more information about finance programs through USDA Rural Development, please call the office located in Le Mars at (712) 546-5149 Ext. 4. This office serves communities, businesses and residents in Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Lyon, Monona, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, Sioux and Woodbury Counties.

USDA Rural Development has 11 offices across the state to serve the 1.7 million Iowans living in rural communities and areas. Office locations include a State Office in Des Moines, along with Area Offices in Albia, Atlantic, Humboldt, Indianola, Iowa Falls, Le Mars, Mount Pleasant, Storm Lake, Tipton and Waverly.

Further information on programs available through USDA Rural Development is available by visiting the agency’s web site at

USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity lender with a variety of grant and direct and guaranteed loan programs for single and multi-family housing, community facilities, water and sewer development and business and industry programs.

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