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Archive for March, 2015

Rural Economic Development Has Many Components

Communities in rural areas need to be proactive and strategic in their efforts to maintain and grow viable enterprises. Government can take the lead and facilitate this growth in several ways. ¬†These methods include public policy, ¬†technical assistance, strategic planning and business finance. First, city and county government can implement public policy including sales or […]

USDA Offers Grant Programs for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses

USDA Rural Development through its Renewable Energy for America program offers grants of up to 25% of the total eligible project costs, loan guarantees of up to 75% of the total eligible project costs, and a combination of a grant and loan guarantees to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to incorporate new energy technology […]