42 U.S.C. 3122
Rural Development Act of 1972
"The Congress commits itself to a sound balance between rural and urban America. The Congress considers this balance so essential to the peace, prosperity, and welfare of all our citizens that the highest priority must be given to the revitalization and development of rural areas.
"Congress hereby directs the heads of all executive departments and agencies of the Government to establish and maintain departmental policies and procedures giving first priority to the location of new offices and other facilities in rural areas as defined in the private business enterprise exception in section 1926(a)(7) of Title 7."
(From: 42 U.S.C. Section 3122. Original law: P.L. 92-419, Title VI, Section 601, August 30, 1972.)