New resource guide on rural development issued

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Economic Development Administration have unveiled a joint resource guide to help community organizations access resources available in their respective organizations to build strategies to boost economic development in rural America. The resource guide outlines programs and services that can be used to advance community and economic development in rural communities through four key focus areas:

  • Planning and technical assistance;
  • Infrastructure and broadband expansion;
  • Entrepreneurship and business assistance; and
  • Workforce development and livability.

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