September 2003  Issue No. 21                    REAP HOME PAGE         A publication of the Center for Rural Affairs

Rural Enterprise Reporter

REAP Organizing 2002-2003
Two new associations have been formed, two have been reformed, and two associations have merged since 2002.

REAP welcomed the new Cedar Entrepreneur Development Association (CEDA) at Cedar County and Crossroads Rural Entrepreneur Network (CREN) at York County this year. In addition, two associations have been reformed at Dawes County and Aurora, and the associations at Nebraska City and Syracuse are currently merging their groups.

We have 44 REAP associations with active loan loss reserves. Of these, 27 associations are active and 17 are inactive with active loan loss reserves.

Our services are available on a statewide rural basis. Through the Center for Rural Affairs’ REAP program, communities and individuals can obtain business training, networking, small loans, and technical assistance.

For information about REAP, contact Jeff Reynolds, REAP Program Director at 402.656.3091 or Peggy Mahaney, Administrative Assistant at 402.846.5428, peggym@cfra.org. Questions about REAP Women’s Business Center (WBC) activities can be addressed to Glennis McClure, REAP WBC Director at 402.645.3296, reapwbc@diodecom.net.

Questions can be addressed to REAP Business Specialists located across Nebraska:

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