REAP Increases Efforts to Reach Entrepreneurs Online

The Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP), a program of the Center for Rural Affairs, is well known for producing impressive results. We combine a willingness to try innovative programming with a penchant for applying unique methods, which often achieves extraordinary results. The term “innovative” can be defined in many different ways. For REAP, the three best definitions are “original” or “one-of-a-kind” and “on the cutting edge.”

Fire Ignites Desire to Reopen Auto Repair Shop

Edgar’s Japanese Auto Repair re-opened in Lexington, Nebraska, in May of 2002. Prior to 2002, Edgar had the same business for 12 years in the Los Angeles area. The Gutierrez’s decided to move to Nebraska so their children could have a better place to grow up and so they could have more opportunities as small business owners than the metropolitan area offered.

Columbus REAP Roundtable Members Actively Learning

Members of the Columbus REAP Roundtable group are sharing experiences and learning from one another. In July, members met at Erstwhile Farm, LLC, in rural Columbus. Participants that evening were treated to a delicious meal comprised of products grown or produced at the farm.


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