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Custom Sports Hits Homerun with Quality Service and Products

Growth is the name of the game for Greg and Kristi Parr. They started Custom Sports in the small rural community of Neligh, Nebraska, in 2004 and have been hitting homeruns ever since. Aptly named, Custom Sports provides custom T-shirt and other sports apparel. The business offers custom embroidery in addition to screen printing. 

Unapologetically Rural

Reflecting upon the work of the Center for Rural Affairs, I think it’s an exciting time in rural America, with growing opportunities in sustainable farming, clean energy, healthcare, and small business.

As a new Community Development Financial Institute we’re building capacity to meet growing capital needs of small businesses, and exploring needs in the farm sector and in neighboring states.

Job Half Done at Sheldon Station

Sheldon Station, Nebraska Public Power District’s coal-fired power plant north of Hallam, Nebraska, will soon undergo a major transition, moving from burning coal to hydrogen in one of the plant’s two units. A planned facility near the plant will produce the hydrogen and co-product carbon black from natural gas.
 

Transmission Essential to Connect Renewables

After three rounds of public meetings, an interstate transmission project is seeking final approval in Illinois.
 
Earlier this month, Clean Line Energy partners filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for a certificate of public need and convenience for their Grain Belt Express transmission project. The proposed project is one of several transmission lines that has the potential to connect wind energy generated in the Midwest to eastern markets.
 

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