Linardos named new USDA Rural Development chief in New Hampshire and Vermont

Windham resident takes helm of Concord-based office


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Anthony Linardos has been named the new state director for USDA Rural Development in New Hampshire and Vermont. Linardos, who took over the job on Feb. 5, works out of the agency’s Concord office.

Linardos is a Windham resident and longtime pharmaceutical industry executive, directing operations for Omnicare, a long-term care pharmaceutical firm that provides healthcare services throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.

Linardos said that as state director, “my top priority is to implement Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s initiatives of increasing innovation, strengthening rural infrastructure and building local partnerships to increase prosperity in our rural communities.”

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas, supporting infrastructure improvements, business development, homeownership, community services, and high-speed internet access in rural areas.

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