The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration are two federally funded agencies that work hard to improve quality of life in rural communities. What many people may not realize, though, is that these agencies are not nearly as one-dimensional as some may believe.
Richard Mayfield, who serves as State Director for Regional Development with the USDA returned to the FingerLakes1.com Studio with Steve Bulger, Regional Administrator for the SBA. Bulger oversees efforts in several states, including New York.
The duo talked about programs available individually, as well as programs that both agencies work together on. They also discussed some broader concerns about the future of rural life, and how communities that fall between the major metro areas can thrive moving forward.
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