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republic brewing success story
Republic Brewing Company

Republic Brewing Company, a small brewery in the mining town of Republic, is the vision of Billy and Emily Burt. After six grueling years of hard-work and lost sleep, Billy and Emily were able to expand their business from a tiny brewing system to a large production system. The Rural Opportunities Loan Fund and Tri County Economic Development District (TEDD) provided a loan for the equipment and improvements on the building.

woodworker success story
Woodworker Network - Expansion Project

Peter Griessmann of Woodworker Network, explained, “Without Tri County Economic Development District (TEDD), we would not have received funding to grow our business.” Peter and Toni Griessmann built Woodworker Network from the ground up in 1992. Originally a wood flooring business, Griessmann expanded his business as a lumber and wood working supplier to other local woodworkers.

cor success story
COR - 620

When Josh and Angelina Gaynor asked us to invest in their business, they were a small start-up fitness group operating out of their home garage, but what started out as a hobby turned into a full-fledged business once they applied to the loan program.