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In response to the unique economic challenges of COVID-19, a consortium of public, private, and nonprofit partners have come together to launch an innovative recovery-lending program to support entrepreneurs like you and help stabilize North Carolina’s small business sector.

The NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program now allows businesses to borrow up to $250,000 with no payments and 0.25 percent interest for the first 18 months, and a 102-month repayment term. We are urging small businesses and family farms in need of assistance to consider applying for this program to sustain or adapt their business to the realities of the pandemic.

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Farm-to-School: Halifax County Schools and Green Leaf Farms

Farm-to-School: Halifax County Schools and Green Leaf Farms

When you think about what sits behind a middle school, you probably think about soccer fields, running tracks, or basketball courts. But behind Enfield Middle School in Halifax County, next to the athletic fields sits a nine acre farm that grows a variety of...


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Just Announced: Truist and NC Rural Center Launch New Initiative to Support CDFIs in 17 states

We are proud to announce that we once again have strengthened our resolve to serve under-resourced and under-capitalized communities. In partnership with Truist, the bank that emerged from the BB&T and SunTrust merger, we are launching a new subsidiary: CornerSquare Community Capital.