Growing Rural Small Businesses

Growing Rural Small Businesses

Posted: Updated:
A small town business district. A small town business district.

July 30, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) While economic uncertainty continues to plague farmers, rural lawmakers look to provide relief to rural communities through other means – by helping small businesses grow.

Despite the fact that America’s rural counties tend to have the highest rates of self-employed business owners in the nation, more than 75% of venture capital funding flows to just three cities: New York, San Francisco, and Boston. Lawmakers will continue looking for ways to divert some of that investment to America’s Heartland. 

Witnesses also asked House lawmakers to support provisions in the Senate version of the Farm Bill that would support rural businesses and applauded supportive measures in the recent tax legislation.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Turkey Enters Trade Tussle

    Turkey Enters Trade Tussle

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:48:51 GMT
    U.S. and Turkish flagsU.S. and Turkish flags

    Tariffs raised on some U.S. Agricultural goods in response to Trump Administration's plans to double tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum.

    Tariffs raised on some U.S. Agricultural goods in response to Trump Administration's plans to double tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum.

  • Wyffels Corn Strategy Meeting 2018

    Wyffels Corn Strategy Meeting 2018

    Thursday, August 9 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-08-09 20:38:44 GMT
    Wyffels HybridsWyffels Hybrids
    Wyffels HybridsWyffels Hybrids

    Growers learn about the latest innovations and technologies to help improve their bottom lines.

    Growers learn about the latest innovations and technologies to help improve their bottom lines.

  • Fort Worth Stock Yards Revitalization

    Fort Worth Stock Yards Revitalization

    Thursday, August 9 2018 3:00 PM EDT2018-08-09 19:00:56 GMT
    RFD-TV and The Fort Worth Stock Yards RevitalizationRFD-TV and The Fort Worth Stock Yards Revitalization
    RFD-TV and The Fort Worth Stock Yards RevitalizationRFD-TV and The Fort Worth Stock Yards Revitalization

    RFD-TV is playing a crucial role in the breathtaking plans for this national treasure.

    RFD-TV is playing a crucial role in the breathtaking plans for this national treasure.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Frankly and RFDTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service , and Ad Choices .