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The Rural Center delivers critical resources to support existing businesses and enable the emergence of successful, new entrepreneurs. The Rural Center works with individuals trying to start or expand a small business by connecting them to critical capital, coaching, and business planning.

Small businesses are the backbone of our rural economies and the lifeblood of our state’s small towns. Rural communities will prosper only to the extent they can build and sustain a strong private sector. The Rural Center believes equitable economic growth across our state depends on sustaining rural small businesses and nurturing small-town entrepreneurs.

Micro-Enterprise Loans

Disaster Recovery Loans

Capital Access Program

Loan Participation Program