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Economic Development & Technical Assistance

As a Rural Preservation Company and Local Program Administrator, MARK is also an economic development agency.  Those activities involve all aspects of economic development and the issues in and around those efforts.

We assist small business owners in business operations, retention and expansion.  Grants are provided to save historic structures, and technical assistance in developing business plans and seeking financing is provided.  The MARK Project helps the business community with strategic planning, educational seminars and capacity building.  Cornerstones of economic development activity are agriculture and forest products, arts, culture and history, outdoor recreation and tourism, and alternative health and other types of services.

MARK also assists in economic development by providing technical assistance and grant-writing services to the municipalities we serve.  The agency provides facilitation, research and comprehensive planning services to small businesses.