- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University is getting $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help boost economic development in rural areas.

The grant announced Monday is from the USDA’s Rural Cooperative Development Grant program.

James Turner, the USDA’s Michigan director for rural development, says in a statement that the department has a “strong partnership” with the East Lansing school.

Michigan State is one of 43 organizations in 27 states to get grants and loans to help create jobs and boost economic development activity. The university plans to use the funds to provide technical assistance to 15 cooperatives and help incorporate two cooperatives.




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