Walthill, Nebraska, Jul 11, 2011 -- USDA Rural Development funding of $56,055 to the Village of Walthill, Nebraska, leveraged with $6,219 from the Village, will facilitate and finance the development of small and emerging rural, private business enterprises.
“We are excited about partnering with the USDA Rural Development for this project. Our goal is to create a positive environment for creating new businesses in the Village of Walthill,” said Mayor Harold Dean Ross, Village of Walthill.
Rural Development funds will be used to provide technical assistance to two businesses located in Walthill. A resource assessment will be conducted to determine the best input and output providers, logistics analysis and final site selection to a start-up heat log manufacturing facility. It is anticipated that one job will be saved and 20-50 new jobs created within the first year of this project. Funds will also be used to conduct a business plan, restructure village ordinance, and update equipment for an existing dog rescue business which will be located in the Village owned dog pound facility. One job is expected to be created and two jobs saved from this project.
“Providing technical assistance to the Village of Walthill to assist two small and emerging private businesses will save and create jobs within the community, which is the goal of the Rural Business Enterprise Grant program. USDA Rural Development is pleased to be a part of this project,” said Area Specialist, Korey Young, USDA Rural Development.
The project was funded through the USDA Rural Development Rural Business Enterprise Grant program. For more information contact Korey Young (402) 371-5350 ext. 1004.