Promises about Rural on The Obameter

Establish a small business initiative for rural America

"Will support entrepreneurship and spur job growth by establishing a small business and micro-enterprise initiative for rural America. The program will provide training and technical assistance for rural small business, and provide a 20 percent tax credit on up to $50,000 of investment in small owner-operated businesses. This initiative will put the full support of the nation's economic policies behind rural entrepreneurship."

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Expand Veterans Centers in rural areas


Expand "Vet Centers in rural areas so that veterans and their families can get the care they need where they live."


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Attract more doctors to rural areas


Obama will "attract more doctors to rural areas."


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Create a rural revitalization program


"Obama will create a rural revitalization program to attract and retain young people to rural America."


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Support airline service in small towns


Will support "the continuation of the Small Community Air Service Development Program that helps small and mid-sized communities attract new air service, which is critical to local economic development. Obama and Biden will work to improve the effectiveness of these programs and increase the availability of rail transportation options for residents of rural communities."

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