Center Announces Grant to Repeat and Expand MarketPlace
Funding was provided through the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG), a program of USDA’s Rural Development mission area. The Center for Rural Affairs also received a smaller RBEG grant to assist in hosting Marketplace in Kearney, Nebraska in February 2007. The 2007 event was an enormous success with over 500 participants gathering to network and learn about entrepreneurial development in rural Nebraska.
The second annual MarketPlace rural entrepreneurship event will be held in the New World Inn in Columbus, Nebraska on February 27, 2008.
The conference will again offer training, networking, and professional development opportunities for startup and existing small businesses, service providers, rural communities, and family farmers and ranchers.