USDA seeks applications for loans and grants to create jobs and support rural economic development

By David Sandretti
Special to The SUN

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is accepting applications for loans and grants to support business expansion, create jobs and increase economic opportunities in rural communities.

“Small businesses are the engine that drives job creation and investment capital coupled with business savvy providing the spark that gets that engine running,” Vilsack said. “This funding will help the nation’s rural microentrepreneurs strengthen their capacity to create jobs, grow their businesses and fuel the economy. USDA is working with local organizations to provide capital to help small business owners achieve higher performance.”

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This story was posted on June 25, 2015.