United States Code

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§ 2204b–1.
Rural development
Congressional commitment

The Congress commits itself to a sound balance between rural and urban America. The Congress considers this balance so essential to the peace, prosperity, and welfare of all our citizens that the highest priority must be given to the revitalization and development of rural areas.

Location of Federal facilities

Congress hereby directs the heads of all executive departments and agencies of the Government to establish and maintain departmental policies and procedures giving first priority to the location of new offices and other facilities in rural areas as defined in the private business enterprise exception in section 1926(a)(7) 1

 See References in Text note below.
of this title.

(Pub. L. 91–524, title IX, § 901, Nov. 30, 1970, 84 Stat. 1383; Pub. L. 92–419, title VI, § 601, Aug. 30, 1972, 86 Stat. 674; Pub. L. 94–273, § 7(3), Apr. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 378; Pub. L. 96–355, § 6, Sept. 24, 1980, 94 Stat. 1174.)
cite as: 7 USC 2204b-1