The SBA & USDA Empower Ironwood, Mich. to be Rural Strong

Advisory Date: 
Monday, June 3, 2019
Advisory Number: 
19-06
Contact: 
Hodari Brown, hodari.brown@sba.gov
Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses to Benefit from Federal Partnership

Milwaukee  - The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are empowering Ironwood, Mich. to be rural strong by streamlining their efforts to support small business growth with a focus on funding and business consulting services.  The federal agencies also are working to bring more public and private investments to rural communities in Michigan and across America to promote business development and job creation.

WHAT:  Michigan Rural Strong Kick-off

WHEN:  11:45 CDT, June 5, 2019

WHERE: Gogebic Community College, Carl Kleimola Technical Center, E4946 Jackson Road, Room T112, Ironwood, MI, 49938

WHO:    Laura Mahonic, Michigan Small Business Development Center U.P. Regional Director

Jason Allen, USDA Michigan State Director

Joe Knilans, SBA National Rural Advocate

Constance Logan, SBA Michigan District Director

Eric Ness, SBA Wisconsin District Director

WHY: The SBA and USDA’s partnership is built on the priorities of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity established by President Trump in April 2017, and aims to achieve his vision of a rural America with world-class resources, tools and support. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than XX rural communities exist in Wisconsin. The SBA’s guaranteed financing and free and low-cost resources to help small businesses, which create two out of every three jobs in the country, start, grow and expand. This, along with USDA’s direct funding and its wide network of additional support services for community and economic development will contribute to [Location] being a robust, sustainable community for generations to come.

RSVP:   Hodari Brown, SBA Public Affairs Specialist – hodari.brown@sba.gov