NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 3, 2020 - The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $45,000 to expand and support small businesses in rural Tennessee.
“We are pleased to partner with Bedford County to bring enhancements to their agriculture and education center,” said Jim Tracy. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA has been working tirelessly to be a strong partner to rural Tennessee in building stronger and healthier communities, because we know when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”
In rural Tennessee, Bedford County will use a $45,000 grant to upgrade the Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center. Specifically, the funds will be used to replace the dirt floor of the expo center with a permanent concrete floor. These improvements are necessary to expand the uses of the facility and incorporate additional events to further support agriculture, small businesses, and the 45,058 rural residents in Bedford County.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov/tn.
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