7 U.S. Code § 2009dd - Purpose

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§ 2009dd.
The purpose of this subchapter is to establish a regional rural collaborative investment program—
to provide rural regions with a flexible investment vehicle, allowing for local control with Federal oversight, assistance, and accountability;
to provide rural regions with incentives and resources to develop and implement comprehensive strategies for achieving regional competitiveness, innovation, and prosperity;
to foster multisector community and economic development collaborations that will optimize the asset-based competitive advantages of rural regions with particular emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship, and the creation of quality jobs;
to foster collaborations necessary to provide the professional technical expertise, institutional capacity, and economies of scale that are essential for the long-term competitiveness of rural regions; and
to better use Department of Agriculture and other Federal, State, and local governmental resources, and to leverage those resources with private, nonprofit, and philanthropic investments, in order to achieve measurable community and economic prosperity, growth, and sustainability.
(Pub. L. 87–128, title III, § 385A, as added Pub. L. 107–171, title VI, § 6030, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 402; amended Pub. L. 110–234, title VI, § 6028, May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1183; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VI, § 6028, June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1944.)

Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234 were repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246.


2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 6028, amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to purpose of this subchapter.

Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234 by Pub. L. 110–246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.


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