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Spotlight on Business: Difficult Economy Spurs New Venture

History seems to repeat itself, and this was evident to Rick Camacho Sr. just a year ago. He worked for a construction business that was busy eliminating departments and reducing jobs, including his. Rick worked in the Mechanical Division for HVAC & Plumbing and Sheet Metal Fabrication.

Innovation and Flair Make It Work in Rural Nebraska

Melissa Graham, owner of Missa Sue’s Curly Q’s in Laurel, Nebraska, would tell you the key to her success is, “I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Laurel! They’ve been so supportive in my business, and I would not be here without them. I love giving back to the community with special events. Just because we aren’t as big as Omaha doesn’t mean we can’t provide community events that you might think only happen in big cities!”

Investing in Rural Recovery

After a long wait, it finally appears that USDA is poised to roll out the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program. It's a new program that will make grants to organizations that provide training, technical assistance or make small loans to new and existing rural small businesses with ten or fewer employees.

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