Nebraska Organizations Receive Over $700,000 in Grants
Along with the Center for Rural Affairs, seven organizations received a combined total of over $700,000 in Rural Business Enterprise Grants. The grant program provides funding to help stimulate economic development in rural areas.
The $99,000 received by the Center for Rural Affairs will be leveraged with $80,300 from the Center and other sources to allow for the expansion of Marketplace, the Center’s successful entrepreneurship conference, by piloting the conference in Colorado and including curriculum for Latino entrepreneurs and Latino-owned business development in both Nebraska and Colorado.
The second annual MarketPlace rural entrepreneurship event will be held in the New World Inn in Columbus, Nebraska on February 27, 2008.
The conference will again offer training, networking, and professional development opportunities for startup and existing small businesses, service providers, rural communities, and family farmers and ranchers.