December 16, 2021
Investing in Rural Prosperity – Speaker Series
Moving from Advocacy to Action: How Systemic Challenges Impact Marginalized Communities in Rural Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
In February, Jacqueline Ponti-Lazaruk (the Chief Innovation Officer of USDA’s Rural Development Innovation Center) spoke to the RuralRISE community about the new Rural Placemaking Innovation challenge.
The health of rural small businesses is integral to the long-term prosperity of local communities and the national economy.
In this RuralRISE Action Session, hear from the Small Business Administration’s Office of Rural Affairs to learn more about government resources for rural businesses and fostering strategic connections for rural economic development. The SBA team will also provide information about new federal relief legislation including a second round of lending opportunities through the Paycheck Protection Program.
Learn more about the Office of Rural Affairs at sba.gov/rural.