The Rural Strong Community Expo was hosted in Marianna Florida

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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Small Business Association coordinated the event with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Opportunity Florida, and several other local resources.

Entrepreneurs who attended the event benefited from small business related training.

The goal of the expo was to bring business related resources to an area that doesn't have the same kind of access as urban locations.

Wilfredo Gonzalez, the District Director of the Small Business Association, said, "The recipients came to us and said, 'Look, you focus in on all these urban areas. What about us? We pay taxes just like everyone else, but we just happen to live in rural areas.'"

Gonzalez says he is very happy with the attendance at the event.