Community Development

A Capital Idea: Creating Funding Partnerships for Rural Appalachia

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Tue., March 19, 2013
12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The Renaissance Hotel, Asheville, NC



Join the Federal Reserve Banks of Richmond, Atlanta and Cleveland in a program on capital resources and partnerships in lending in Appalachia. This-half day session will highlight how banks, credit unions, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), foundations, and community practitioners are aligning their resources to support business growth in Appalachia. This program is an opportunity to hear from the people and lenders who have established successful models of lending partnerships in Appalachia.

Attendees will learn:

  • Business development opportunities in Appalachia for bankers
  • Angel funds at work in the region and future challenges and opportunities for these funds
  • CDFIs and their innovative approaches to co-lending in their communities
  • Existing lending gaps in Appalachia and efforts to address them

The lunch keynote presentation will be given by successful venture capitalist David Wilhelm, whose vision to bring investment to underserved areas of the country led to the formation of the Adena Venture Fund and Hopewell Ventures. His work in raising private equity and deploying it in underserved areas has earned him state and national recognition.



Appalachian-focused bankers, CDFIs, angel funds, federal agencies, practitioners, community and micro lenders, and leaders from the foundation community who are investing in Appalachia.







Deadline: March 19, 2013

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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