Blog  /  May 2016  /  From the White House to Rural America

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On May 4, I had the pleasure of attending the White House Rural Council’s Third Annual Rural Opportunity Investment Conference. It was hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and put on by some very forward-thinking USDA staff.

The purpose of the event was to bring together those with expertise in rural development and impact investors looking to make a profit while also improving the world. We heard that the USDA has a variety of programs and resources it uses to assist with development in rural America, but even it does not have enough to meet the needs. Instead, it is looking to leverage its resources together with those of private partners that can help get much more accomplished.

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