Boonville, MO, Sep 20, 2012 -- In a ceremony on September 20, 2012, Anita J. (Janie) Dunning, USDA Rural Development Missouri State Director, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Boonslick Industries, Inc. Boonslick Industries, Inc. received grant funds in the amount of $15,571 from USDA Rural Development’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant. The funds will be used to purchase equipment to complete a technology upgrade and implement Therap Services which includes new phone system, time clock, and server equipment. The workshop serves Cooper County as well as many surrounding counties and employs 64 individuals.
“I am pleased that $15,571 in rural development funds will help Boonslick Industries of Boonville to better serve citizens of Cooper County and surrounding counties”, said Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. “These funds will be used to buy equipment to complete a technology upgrade and implement Therap Services which includes a new phone system.”
"I’m pleased that Boonslick Industries will now have the resources to complete a technology upgrade," said U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. “Improvements to this company will mean more job opportunities for many members of the special needs community in the area.”
This is a great partnership effort when everyone works together for a common goal of meeting the needs of a community”, said Anita J. Dunning. “I want to personally thank everyone that has worked together to make this project a reality. Special thanks are extended to our federal elected officials for making available the federal funds for these kinds of projects.”
For additional information on RD projects, please visit Rural Development’s new interactive web map featuring program funding and success stories for fiscal years 2009-2011. The data can be found at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RDSuccessStories.html.
President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $172 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.
Anyone seeking more information about the Rural Business Enterprise Grant program or any other USDA Rural Development programs may visit the homepage at http://www.rurdev.gov/mo or by contacting the Clinton Area Office at 1306 North 2nd Street, Clinton, MO 64735 or by calling (660) 885-5567, Ext. 4.
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