Local entrepreneurs can learn about programs and services offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Small Business Administration at an event Wednesday at Jaemor Farms in Alto.
The SBA and the USDA will be kicking off their Rural Strong Georgia initiative July 25 in Hall County. The program, which will target all types of businesses, will help connect owners with the resources they need, such as loans and counseling programs.
Rural Strong Georgia kickoff event
When: Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 25
Where: Jaemor Farms, 5340 Cornelia Highway, Alto
SBA district spokesperson Lindsay Williams said people will be able to speak with representatives from organizations including the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission, the USDA, the SBA and SCORE, which provides mentoring and workshops for business owners.
Williams said Rural Strong Georgia is a pilot program that can be used as a model for other states and offices to start similar programs.
The kickoff event will be noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Jaemor Farms, 5340 Cornelia Highway in Alto.