Innovation in Rural America: It’s Not an Oxymoron

September 5, 2019 | Blog, Economic Development

By: Jessica Glendinning, Content Writer & Strategist, RuralRISE partner When someone mentions “rural” America, what’s the first thing you think of? Maybe it’s cattle, corn, and soy. Maybe it’s idyllic landscapes — mountain views, rushing rivers, and sunsets over an…

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Rural Women Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Opportunities

August 29, 2019 | Economic Development

The goal of this report published by the National Women’s Business Council (May, 8, 2019), is to inform and establish a baseline understanding of the dynamics of rural women entrepreneurs, comparing them to rural men entrepreneurs and non-rural women entrepreneurs. …

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Rural Prosperity Through the Arts & Creative Sector

August 29, 2019 | Economic Development

This action guide, released in 2019, offers research insights and lessons learned from states that are harnessing the power of the arts to drive rural prosperity. Produced by the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices as a collaborative…

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Examining the Unique Opportunities & Challenges Facing Rural Small Businesses

August 29, 2019 | Economic Development

To better understand the state of rural small businesses, Small Business Majority conducted a three-pronged research project to explore the unique needs and challenges of small business owners in rural communities. We held focus groups with small business owners in…

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USDA Announces 47 Rural Communities that will Receive Technical Assistance to Help Build Long-Term Economic Growth

June 6, 2019 | Economic Development, General RCAP News, Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C (June 6, 2019) – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced the names of 47 rural communities and regions that will receive technical assistance to help create and implement long-term economic development plans.…

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RCAP Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week 2019

February 19, 2019 | Economic Development, General RCAP News, Press Releases

February 8, 2019 – National Entrepreneurship Week (@NatlEshipWeek) is pleased to announce NatlEshipWeek 2019, taking place on February 16-23, 2019 to celebrate entrepreneurship in communities across the United States. From Maui to Maine, a consortium of partners will join in…

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RCAP Endorses Investing in Opportunity Act

October 26, 2017 | Economic Development

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) officially endorses the "Investing in Opportunity Act", new legislation which would incentivize investment in economically distressed communities across the United States. Introduced by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congressmen…

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RCAP Applauds Rep. Hartzler for Introducing the “Expanding Rural Investment in Jobs and Infrastructure Act”

July 25, 2017 | Economic Development

WASHINGTON- The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) applauds Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s introduction of the Expanding Rural Investment in Jobs and Infrastructure Act (HR 3242), which works to expand the number of rural community facilities accessing grants and loans through…

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RCAP Releases Statement on Administration’s Budget Cuts

May 25, 2017 | Drinking Water, Economic Development, EPA, General RCAP News, Infrastructure, Rural, USDA, Wastewater, Water

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release                                                                      May 25, 2017  RCAP Releases Statement on Administration’s Budget Cuts WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier this week, the Trump Administration released its full budget proposal to Congress. The proposal includes deep cuts to programs that will…

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