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USDA Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week 2023

Ernie Watson
Albuquerque, N.M.
Release Date



February 11-18, 2023

This week, February 11-18, is National Entrepreneurship Week and USDA Rural Development (RD) is excited to celebrate America’s rural entrepreneurs—leaders who are critical to our nation’s economy.

 Under the leadership of President Biden, Vice President Harris and Secretary Vilsack, USDA is dedicated to helping people through job creation and expansion of entrepreneurial opportunities in the rural places they live.

To celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week, USDA RD will share news and information to help people in rural communities start and grow their own businesses. 

 All week long, follow the hashtag #NatlEshipWeek and join the national discussion of entrepreneurship on social media. You'll meet entrepreneurs RD helped achieve their goals, like Johnny Murdaugh who started a family entertainment center in rural South Carolina, and Geoff Marietta who found a new way to power his small business in east Kentucky.

 Also, be sure to check out our Resource Guide for Rural Entrepreneurs, designed to help rural entrepreneurs start and grow businesses, create good-paying jobs and strengthen America’s economy. (Esta guía está disponible en español: Recursos para Emprendedores Rurales). 

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 We hope you will join us in celebrating the American Entrepreneurial spirit this week. For more information about National Entrepreneurship Week, please visit www.natleshipweek.org. To learn more about investment resources for rural areas, visit www.rd.usda.gov or contact your nearest USDA RD state office.