Lyons, Nebraska, Sep 16, 2011 -- USDA Rural Development has awarded $72,014 to the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, Nebraska to help facilitate and finance the development of small and emerging rural, private business enterprises. Leveraged funds totaling $65,000 from the Center for Rural Affairs and numerous partners will complete the funding package.
“We appreciate receiving this grant. MarketPlace is making a difference helping small rural businesses improve their bottom line and expanding their businesses even in these tough economic times. One small rural business adding one or two new jobs has an impact in rural Nebraska and rural South Dakota. This grant allows this kind of growth to continue,” said Director, Kathie Starkweather, Center for Rural Affairs.
The Center for Rural Affairs Nebraska MarketPlace, goes into its sixth year, and with the funds awarded today will bring focus to new opportunities for youth, information and training in emerging opportunities of technology and green business development. The South Dakota MarketPlace, as it continues in its second year, will include a strong outreach effort to the eight Native American Tribes in the state. MarketPlace is a proven vehicle for developing small rural businesses and creating jobs.
“We are pleased to assist The Center for Rural Affairs in their efforts in developing rural small businesses,” 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. 1002.