Nancy Flock, central and southwest bilingual Nebraska Loan Specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project-REAP will hold office hours in McCook on November 17, 2017. Hours will be 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. McCook Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) will handle the appointments; (308) 345-1200. MEDC office is located at 402 Norris Avenue, Suite 301 (Keystone Business Center – 3rd Floor). The Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) and its services are available to rural communities across Nebraska. REAP offers technical assistance, educational and networking opportunities, and a loan program for small businesses. REAP is designed to assist all types of small businesses, including businesses with 10 or fewer employees, self-employed full-time, part-time, home-based, start-up, and store-front businesses. REAP has eight regionally based Business Specialists, including 3 bilingual Specialists that also work with REAP’s Hispanic Business Center and also operates the state’s only Women’s Business Center. These Business Specialists can get involved in assisting entrepreneurs at various stages of their business progress. More information can be found at their web site www.cfra.org/reap. MEDC is pleased to partner with REAP in order to offer an expanded list of services to businesses of all sizes.