One roadblock for entrepreneurship is finding the money to start a business, a fact that may be especially true for people in rural areas.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture noted that many young people are moving away from rural communities to find better opportunities in other areas. However, the department, through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Association, hopes to create better access to loans and grants for businesses in these parts of the country.
The agreement between the two agencies will last for three years and will try to create opportunities for entrepreneurship. That could include loans or technical assistance.
"Small businesses and entrepreneurs are a key source of job creation and the foundation of local economies in rural communities across the country," SBA Administrator Karen Mills said.
Field offices of both the USDA and SBA will work more closely and exchange reference materials, which will be distributed to people in rural areas looking for help in starting or maintaining a business.
Other efforts from the USDA to help expand opportunities include grant programs to create better broadband access for rural communities.