USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small Friday unveiled the Rural Data Gateway. The effort is a new resource to make the Department’s data for rural projects easier to access for its partners and people living in rural communities. The Rural Data Gateway will help USDA better target resources to those who need them most in rural places. It also will help the Department be a stronger partner to rural people, entrepreneurs, government officials and other stakeholders. Torres Small says, “The Rural Data Gateway will highlight places where USDA has expanded access to capital for people in rural communities who need it most.” The Gateway also showcases USDA Rural Development’s investments that have helped rural people lower their energy costs, and buy, repair, build and rent affordable places to call home. The Rural Data Gateway supports USDA’s mission to expand public access to Federal government data as required by the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act of 2018.