Open house and ribbon cutting - Grand Island, Neb.

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Center for Rural Affairs has opened an office in Grand Island. Join us for an open house and ribbon cutting. Refreshments provided.

Cost: Free

When: Friday, March 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; ribbon cutting with the Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce will occur at 11 a.m.

Where: Center for Rural Affairs office, College Park, 3180 W. Highway 34, Room 200, in Grand Island, Nebraska

"As our small business work has expanded in the Grand Island area and beyond, we recognized that a location in central Nebraska would broaden our impact. While small businesses continue to seek financial assistance, counseling, and training, we see an opportunity to help strengthen vibrant Nebraska communities.​"

The office will house individuals from the Center for Rural Affairs’ small business program, the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project, or REAP. Grand Island staff includes Jessica Campos, Women’s Business Center director; Griselda Rendon, Latino loan specialist; and Raul Arcos-Hawkins, business development specialist. All three are bilingual.

Visitors are welcome at the Grand Island office, and are encouraged to schedule an appointment as office hours may vary.

The Center for Rural Affairs’ home office is located in Lyons, Nebraska. Since 1990, the organization has provided microloans, business training, technical assistance, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska. 

Other satellite offices are located in Hartington and Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and Nevada, Iowa.