Trump Administration Invests $841,000 in Rural Business Development in Minnesota
27 Oct 2020
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Minnesota Brad Finstad today announced that USDA is investing $841,505 for nine organizations to help small business development and growth in rural Minnesota. Funds will help to create or retain nearly 100 rural jobs.
“This highly competitive grant is a valuable tool for organizations focused on rural small business expansion through training, technical assistance, and other economic development opportunities,” said Finstad. “The RDBG offers even more value through funds leveraged well beyond a single community or county. USDA is glad to partner with such dedicated organizations in service to rural Minnesota entrepreneurs. Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA has been working tirelessly to be a strong partner to rural Minnesota in building stronger and healthier communities, because we know when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”