Clean Power Plan Finalized

On August 3rd, President Barack Obama and EPA Director Gina McCarthy announced EPA’s release of the final version of the Clean Power Plan, establishing the first U.S. limits on carbon pollution. We applaud the Administration for taking this step. The Clean Power Plan will provide a significant opportunity to reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels by stepping up our commitment to renewable energy and greater energy efficiency.

Part 2: Income Inequality, Health, and the Rural Great Plains

This post is another in a series by Jon M Bailey, former director of rural policy and analysis at the Center, focusing on family economic security, health, and well being.

In a previous post I looked at income inequality as a rural issue and its affect on health, and how, at least in Nebraska, income inequality is a rural issue. This time let’s expand our look to include income inequality in all Great Plains states.

Red Road Herbs Pairs Herbs and Nature for Better Health

Turning off the county road, you know exactly where you are. First you spot the signs. Then your eyes light on the herb garden. You have arrived at Red Road Herbs, east of Stanton, Nebraska.

The next pleasure is meeting Rachel Liester. You realize immediately this business is also Rachel’s passion. She loves teaching others how to use plants in everyday life for better health.

Technical Assistance a Hallmark for REAP–Thousands Receive Help

Since inception in 1990, REAP has been known as a lending program that also gives stellar technical assistance/counseling to our clients. We offer the service to startup and existing small businesses at the business site, over the phone, and via email.

More often than you might think, a REAP client will need multiple lending sources to finance their business opportunity. These business planning services are part of our Technical Assistance, and they often lead to leveraged lending.