The most effective development strategy for rural communities is small entrepreneurship–locally owned and operated small businesses–and home ownership.
When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses. You can find your nearest loan specialist here.
Call on us when you are thinking of starting a small business or if you already operate a small business in Nebraska. We offer four essential services: financing (microloans), business training, one-on-one business counseling, and networking. With the assistance of our staff, you can create a business plan, research potential markets and marketing ideas, discuss management issues with experienced business specialists, and apply for a small business loan.