Event Details

Rural Strong Oklahoma - Powering Rural Small Businesses

Southwest Technology Center
711 West Tamarack Road
Seminar Center
Altus, OK
Map and Directions


September 18th, 2019
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 12:00 pm

SBA and USDA are collaborating to Increase Captial Access and Investment in Rural America and Expand Businesses In Rural Communities.

The SBA and USDA are partnering to host reoundtables and trainings to thelp start, grow and expand small businesses, work together to improve imvestment opportunities in rural areas, improve innovation for rural technical assistance providers and provide tools for rural businesses to secure federal contracts and expoort products around the world.  A Resource Fair will feature organizations dedicated to helping Oklahoma small businesses grow.

Come out and learn more about the programs and services that are available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that can help you start or grow your business.


9:00 - AM Resource Fair Opens
9:30 AM to 9:45 AM - Welcome from SBA and USDA Leadership
9:45 AM to 10:45 AM - Program Overviews by USDA & SBA - How Entrepreneurs May Benefit From Each Agency.  Rural Contracting Opportunities & Certifications.
10:45 AM to 11:00 AM - Business Resource Fair/Break
11:00 AM to Noon - Small Business Financing Session.  Business Loan Programs SBA & USDA

Register online - visit sba.gov/OK .  For more information, please contact Larry Weatherford at 405-609-8012 or Larry.Weatherford@sba.gov.

We are sorry, but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available or to be added to a waiting list.