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VOL. 128 | NO. 119 | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

USDA Funding Nine Rural Tennessee Projects

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the federal government is funding nine Tennessee business-related projects with more than $100,000 in grants.

In a statement Monday, Vilsack said the money comes from the USDA's Rural Business Enterprise Grants program.

Businesses will be receiving grants for projects related to tourism, technology, training and food production.

Recipients include the Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society, the Crossville-Cumberland Chamber of Commerce, the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce and the Smith County Chamber of Commerce in Carthage.

Others are the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce in Lexington, Rhea Economic & Tourism Council in Dayton, Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, the Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator in Cleveland and West Tennessee Young Farmers and Homemaker Leadership Development in Jackson.

Vilsack made the announcement as part of Small Business Week.

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