Business and Cooperative Program

The mission of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service is "to enhance the quality of life for rural Americans by providing leadership in building competitive businesses including sustainable cooperatives that can prosper in the global marketplace."

We meet these goals by

  • Investing financial resources and providing technical assistance to businesses and cooperatives located in rural communities;
  • Establishing strategic alliances and partnerships that leverage public, private, and cooperative resources to create jobs and stimulate rural economic activity.

Promoting a dynamic business environment in rural America is the goal of Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Business Programs (BP). BP works in partnership with the private sector and the community-based organizations to provide financial assistance and business planning. BP helps fund projects that create or preserve quality jobs and/or promote a clean rural environment. The financial resources of RBS BP are often leveraged with those of other public and private credit source lenders to meet business and credit needs in under-served areas. Recipients of these programs may include individuals, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives, public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian tribes, and private companies.

FY-2010 Business Investment in Rural New Mexico

B & I $9,500,876
RBEG $386,999
RCDG $292,382
SSDPG $182,500
REAP $940,883
VAPG $317,500
Total 11,621,140