The Lewis County Industrial Development Authority provides financial assistance to County businesses and industry. This financial assistance is administered through a loan guarantee with the lending institution for qualified applicants, providing for the expansion of existing businesses and to attract new businesses with an emphasis on employment. Applications are available by contacting the IDA office in Monticello at (573) 767-5393 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Missouri REC provides a number of services, such as low interest loans, for those interested in purchasing rural utilities. For more information on these programs call Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative office at 1-888-454-4485.
The mission of USDA Rural Development is to enhance the economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in rural America by providing funding to housing programs, community programs, business programs, utility programs, and cooperative programs. An overview of the USDA Rural Development programs can be viewed at www.rd.usda.gov/mo . You may also contact the Service Center Office of the USDA by calling