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Agriculture Deputy Secretary to Visit North Carolina to Discuss Rural Job Creation



 

Media Advisory No. 4180.10 Contact:
USDA Office of Communications
(202) 720-4623


Agriculture Deputy Secretary to Visit North Carolina to Discuss Rural Job Creation

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2010 TOMORROW, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will visit Dunn, N.C., to highlight rural job creation and successes of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Merrigan will be joined by Congressman Bob Etheridge at the Dunn Area Committee of 100, Inc., a recipient of a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) to establish a revolving loan fund in Dunn, Harnett County N.C. and Candor, Montgomery County, N.C. 

The Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program provides grants for rural projects that finance the development of small and emerging rural businesses, and to establish revolving loan fund programs.  Rural public entities (towns, communities, State agencies, and authorities), Indian tribes, and rural private non-profit corporations are eligible to apply for funding. 


 
Thursday August 5, 2010 
 3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT 
WHAT: Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and Congressman Bob Etheridge will highlight rural job creation and successes of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at the Dunn Area Committee of 100, Inc.
WHERE:
600 South Magnolia Avenue
Dunn, N.C. 28334




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