Community Developments Investments (November 2013)
A Look Inside…
Appalachian Regional Commission: Improving Economies and Lives in 13 States
|Promoting Economic Development With the SBA’s Small/Rural Lender Advantage Initiative|
A bank executive tells how his company has served its predominantly rural communities using a U.S. Small Business Administration initiative that focuses on small-scale loans and is designed for banks that make fewer than 20 such loans a year.
|Associated Bank and the USDA: Helping a Company on the Verge of Recovery to Soar|
After being turned down for a loan by several banks, a rural manufacturer got the financing it needed to stabilize and grow with a loan package put together by a bank working with a U.S. Department of Agriculture program.
Executing High-Impact NMTC Deals in Rural Communities
|Critical Bank–Nonprofit Partnerships for Expanding Rural Lending|
Northern Initiatives shows how partnering with a community development financial institution can increase underwriting flexibility to help bankers say “yes” to more borrowers.
|The Community Reinvestment Act and Rural Economic Development and Finance |
We outline the types of bank activities that could receive Community Reinvestment Act consideration under current rules.
|This Just In...|
The OCC’s four districts report on new opportunities for banks.