USDA Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week 

This week, Feb. 12-19, is National Entrepreneurship Week, and USDA Rural Development is excited to celebrate America’s rural entrepreneurs — leaders who are critical to our nation’s economy.  Under the leadership of President Biden, Vice President Harris and Secretary Vilsack, USDA remains committed to supporting rural entrepreneurs to ensure that they can continue to play a key role in strengthening our economy and our society for years to come.

To celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week, USDA RD will share news and information to help people in rural communities start and grow their own businesses. All week long, watch for tweets from our account, usdaRD for informative messages with links to resource guides, newsletters, and the National Entrepreneurship Week panel discussion. Follow the hashtag #NatlEshipWeek and watch for these National Entrepreneurship Week topics and more on social media:

To kick off the week, we are unveiling a new resource guide to help rural entrepreneurs start and grow businesses, create good-paying jobs and strengthen America’s economy.

On Wednesday, Feb. 16, RD’s Chief Innovation Officer Jacki Ponti-Lazaruk and Derek L. Jones from RD’s Rural Business-Cooperative Services will join the National Entrepreneurship Week Panel Discussion to discuss how RD can assist small business owners and entrepreneurs. Register for the discussion at

Have you seen the Resource Guide for Rural Workforce Development yet? All the info your rural community needs to start and expand employment opportunities and create a sustainable workforce is inside!

Be sure not to miss great information this week by subscribing to the Rural Workforce GovDelivery list.

The USDA hopes you will join them in celebrating the American Entrepreneurial spirit this week. For more information about National Entrepreneurship Week, visit To learn more about investment resources for rural areas, visit or contact your nearest USDA RD state office.