Friday, July 15, 2016

White House Rural Council announces workshops to help rural businesses grow exports

The White House Rural Council has announced "a workshop series to provide targeted assistance for rural small businesses working to grow demand through international sales." Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, "Strong rural communities are key to a stronger America. ... Through the administration's "Made in Rural America" export and investment initiative, USDA is working to help farmers, ranchers and rural businesses access federal export programs, connect with new customers and markets abroad and bring new opportunity to rural America."

At least 60 Made in Rural America small business export workshops will be held from July 26 to Aug. 31. "The Made in Rural America export and investment initiative, launched by the Obama Administration in February 2014, helps American businesses increase exports from rural areas by connecting companies with resources, expertise, counseling and technical assistance." (Read more)

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