USDA talks rural investment in our Jan 28 webinar

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Infrastructure 103 Webinar

with the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Wednesday, January 28 at 2:00 pm EST

Roadside Power Pylon in Rural America

Mr. Matt McKenna, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Agriculture on Strategic Partnerships, continues the discussion in our Infrastructure 101 series of webinars about the President’s Build America Investment Initiative, focusing on opportunities for infrastructure investments in rural America.

USDA currently manages a portfolio of over $200 billion of rural economic development loans. Their programs include utilities, housing, renewable energy, community facilities, business and industry and other local investments. USDA has identified a barrier to private investment in these programs: the small scale and size of most of their loans. They are working to bring these programs to scale by bundling these assets to attract third-party investments.

In addition, USDA has formed the Rural Opportunity Investment Initiative, whose sole mission is to partner both inside and outside of government to attract incremental financial resources to rural America. 

In this webinar, the final of three leading up to the SelectUSA Summit, Mr. McKenna will discuss USDA’s programs and this new initiative, and then take part in a Q&A session to help you understand how USDA can serve as another resource for supporting infrastructure investment.

Information from the two previous webinars can be found on our Infrastructure 101 Webinar Series page.

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Another Upcoming Webinar

on the SelectUSA Greater China Road Show

Building on our tremendously successful Pearl River Delta Road Show last year, the SelectUSA Investment Road Show to China (May 18-29, 2015) will bring EDOs to meet with private sector businesses in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, and Dalian. This itinerary will offer an unprecedented opportunity to meet directly with hundreds of potential Chinese investors.

Learn more during our Greater China Road Show Webinar on Thursday, January 22, 7:30 pm EST (or Friday, January 23, 8:30 am China time).

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