The State of Rural Small Business & Rural Development: "Tools of the Trade"
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), US Small Business Administration (SBA) and USDA Rural Development invite you to join your fellow community bankers, community development experts, community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and municipal government representatives in discussing small business development opportunities within rural communities and the various "tools of the trade".
Rural small business development lending requires creativity, collaboration and the ability to balance multiple organizational priorities within the context of today's economy. Join your peers for a discussion on the state of rural small business development highlighting the various lending products offered by each participating organization and how their respective lending products are leveraged to meet your evolving small business development needs. This half-day session will include a locally representative case study example and will conclude with a networking lunch.
Agenda at a Glance
|9:00 a.m.||Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking|
Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Introductions
Anthony Poore, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
David Robinson, USDA – Rural Development
New England Small Business Development Products