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Financing Rural Development: Untapped Potential, Unmet Need, Ample Opportunity

JUNE 9, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM CT


In the United States today, rural communities face unique challenges as well as different opportunities and limitations to achieving prosperity relative to their urban and suburban counterparts. Rural areas comprise nearly 75 percent of the land area of the U.S. but were home to only 51 million people (about 17 percent of the U.S. population) in 2010. Most rural towns have fewer than 2,500 residents. One of the biggest challenges to these communities is that they tend to suffer from poverty disproportionately more than urban or suburban areas.  This Exploring Innovation webinar from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will provide an exciting discussion highlighting the emergence of new sources of financing for rural development.  There is no charge for this event, but registration is required.