Rural Strong road tour to come to Marinette

MARINETTE — Economic development organizations, small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Marinette area could learn how to start, grow or expand their businesses and local economy at bi-state Rural Strong tour stops hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. SBA’s Rural Strong roundtable discussions and sessions will be June 4 and may educate attendees about federally-backed financing, ways to access funding and accessing small business advising opportunities available to them at no or low cost.

“Our Rural Strong initiative provides entrepreneurs in small towns and rural communities with direct access to resources available to help them elevate their business’ and community’s economic strength,” SBA Great Lakes Regional Administrator Rob Scott said. “Through our partnership with the USDA, we are focused on assisting small businesses to increase their access to capital, expand investment options and improve opportunities to export their products and services.”

SBA and USDA field representatives, as well as successful small business owners, will be on site to provide one-on-one guidance. More information and event registration can be found at