News Release
Release No.STELPRD4015891
ContactBarbara Ross816-364-3767, ext. 4
Braymer, MO, Apr 18, 2012 --

@@Anita “Janie” Dunning, Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development, presented a congratulatory plaque to the City of Braymer in recognition of the partnership between USDA Rural Development and the City of Braymer to pave a portion of SE Evans Road in Braymer. The City received a $73,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant to assist in funding the road improvements.

One of the positive results of the resurfacing was to allow better access to Clevenger’s Convenience Store, a small and emerging business in the rural community. The existing roadway had very little crown, which caused poor drainage and deterioration of the road. The metal culvert into the business had been mashed closed, which caused further problems. The repaving of the road allowed the business to continue operation and provided employment in Braymer.

“We appreciate the opportunity to provide this assistance to benefit the Braymer business community” said Dunning. “We would like to extend our thanks to our Federal elected officials for their continued support for our funding programs in rural Missouri.”

The Rural Business Enterprise Grant program may be used for eligible public bodies and non-profit entities to finance and/or develop small and emerging private business enterprises in rural areas. Eligible purposes are acquisition and development of land, easements and right-of-ways; construction or conversion of buildings, plants, machinery, access streets and roads, parking areas; technical assistance for private business enterprises, and loans for startup operating costs and working capital.

USDA Rural Development’s mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. Rural Development provides funding and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. Anyone seeking more information about the water and environmental programs, or any other USDA Rural Development programs, may visit the Missouri’s homepage at or by contacting the St. Joseph Rural Development Area Office, 3915 Oakland Avenue, St. Joseph, MO 64506 or by calling (816) 364-3767, ext. 4.

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