REAP Update Fall 2017

Inside this issue

Sandoval has led the Latino Business Center for 7 years: For 13 years, the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) has operated the Latino Business Center (LBC). Two directors have led the LBC, starting with Adriana Dungan in 2005. In 2010, leadership transitioned to me.

Artist, craftsman, historian: one carpenter, many passions: “Right man, right place, right time,” said Al Leal, president of Al’s Old House Repair, LLC.  His historic carpentry and renovation business landed him in the “right place” of Red Cloud, Nebraska, a town with fewer than 1,000 people, and at the former home of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Willa Cather, and the internationally known Willa Cather Foundation.

Women's Business Center kicks off 16th year: Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center is kicking off its 16th year as a program of the Center for Rural Affairs. We continue to partner with local organizations to offer learning opportunities throughout the state.

$665,000 more available in lending capital: Recently, we learned of a $665,000 grant awarded to our Rural Investment Corporation for lending capital. The Rural Investment Corporation is a subsidiary of the Center for Rural Affairs that is certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). 

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