Business Assistance News

Partnership with Nebraska’s Economic Developers

The Center for Rural Affairs’ small business development program is fortunate to have a strong partnership with the Nebraska Economic Developers Association, an association of professional economic developers dedicated to the growth of Nebraska’s business climate.

Here’s what they had to say about REAP:

Nebraska Business Development Center Loves our Courtesy, Passion, and Hard Work

"The Kearney Nebraska Business Development Center office has an excellent relationship with REAP. We’ve collaborated with Dena Beck and Griselda Rendon (in particular) to ensure micro entrepreneurs receive necessary training and access to capital.

"REAP and their passionate employees work very hard to ensure success for small businesses in rural Nebraska!”

REAP Achieves Top 10 Position in National Lending

The Center for Rural Affairs’ small business development program, REAP, ranked #7 in the United States for the number of Small Business Administration Micro loans placed. REAP was #21 for the dollar value of Micro loans closed.

The ranking was done by the SBA’s Office of Economic Opportunity at the close of fiscal year 2015, just completed. Here's what Jeff Reynolds, REAP director, had to say about the accomplishment (heads-up, Jeff is a big sports fan!):


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