RDC’s funding opportunities aim to help maintain and/or build businesses that drive economic growth in rural, Native American and urban communities. These funding opportunities help increase revenue, create jobs and accelerate business growth. Unlike traditional investments, these funds allow small businesses to receive support without giving away any ownership of the company, filling a unique niche, which supports businesses that lack collateral for debt financing.
The RDC’s one-on-one technical assistance services allow current or future business owners to access free, individualized support from dedicated RDC staff to help identify resources that will help their businesses grow and succeed. This may include: ? Free, individual consultations and on-site visits from RDC staff, who are available to make it as easy for small business owners to understand and access the resources available to them On-going personalized attention and follow-up from RDC staff, who are available every step of the way to ensure businesses navigate long-term opportunities while remaining focused on their day-to-day responsibilities Identifying additional resources available to businesses, which may include additional funding, advice, and/or business plan development assistance from various public and private entities Mentorship, coaching, and networking opportunities with other businesses in the area
If you’re a local producer, buyer, agricultural business or community member, your participation is integral to the success of The AgriGate.