Our programs help provide the capital, technical support, educational opportunities and entrepreneurial skills that can help rural residents start and grow businesses or access jobs in agricultural markets and in the bio-based economy. USDA and our public and private partners are connecting rural residents to the global economy by: supporting business growth and development, facilitating sustainable renewable energy development, developing regional food systems, generating and retaining jobs, increasing access to broadband.
4405 Bland Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Rural economic development loans and grant programs.
Rural communities.
Rural economic area partnership program, rural energy for America program.
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Mel Ellis
Acting State Dire ctor