Rural Jobs Coalition

We are the Rural Jobs Coalitions (RJC), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization formed for small businesses by small businesses to highlight to lawmakers the message that the rural economy matters. With no one better to tell our story, we are the voice of rural America and its entrepreneurs.

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We are the Rural Jobs Coalition (RJC), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization formed for small businesses by small businesses to highlight to lawmakers the message that the rural economy matters. With no one better to tell our story, we are the voice of rural America and its entrepreneurs.

The research is clear: A growing disparity exists between rural and urban areas. The passage of the federal Dodd-Frank legislation and the 2008 financial crisis have hindered community banks, leaving many small businesses in rural areas without access to needed growth capital. Since 2011, metro employment has rebounded, while rural employment continues at near-recessionary levels.