Business. Program Opportunities. Rural Lender s Roundtable December 4, 2013 Washington, DC

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1 Business Program Opportunities Rural Lender s Roundtable December 4, 2013 Washington, DC

2 Today s Presenters PANDOR H. HADJY, DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR BUSINESS PROGRAMS JOHN H. BROUSSARD, DIRECTOR BUSINESS & INDUSTRY DIVISION

3 Objectives Become familiar with USDA Rural Development: Business Programs B&I Guaranteed Loan Program Energy Guaranteed Loan Program (REAP)http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_ReapLoans.html

4 USDA Rural Development The mission of USDA Rural Development is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for all rural Americans.

5 We accomplish this by: Investing financial resources and providing technical assistance to businesses located in rural communities Establishing strategic alliances and partnerships that leverage public, private, and cooperative resources to create jobs and stimulate rural economic activity

6 Business Programs B&I Guaranteed Loan Program Energy Guaranteed Loan Program (REAP)

7 B&I Guaranteed Loan Program To improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities. This purpose is achieved by bolstering the existing private credit structure through the guarantee of quality loans which will provide lasting community benefits.

8 Top 10 B&I Lenders in FY 2013 Rank Lender State 1 BANK OF MONTGOMERY LA 2 AMERISTATE BANK OK 3 GREAT WESTERN BANK CO 4 FIRST FARMERS FINANCIAL, LLC FL 5 1ST MANATEE BANK FL 6 FIDELITY BANK IA 7 FIRST BANK & TRUST COMPANY NE 8 CEDAR RAPIDS BANK & TRUST CO. IA 9 HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK MN 10 WEST TOWN SAVINGS BANK NC

9 B&I Accomplishments FY 2013 Number of loans 357 Dollars Obligated $939,339,929 Jobs Created/Saved 13,400 Businesses Assisted 361

10 Challenges and Opportunities Subsidy Rate Challenges/Program Delinquency Rate Leveraging B&I Funds/Using New Markets Tax Credits Continued Program Process Improvements Increasing Lender Secondary Market Participation Reengineering 9007 Loan and Grant Programs

11 Business & Industry Skana Aluminum Company: Aluminum rolling mill production that converts raw materials into finished coil products, purchased the plant and equipment out of receivership and opened the shuttered aluminum rolling mill in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The purchase of the plant and equipment was financed by a $10 million Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan provided by Community Bank & Trust, Sheboygan, WI.

12 B&I Guaranteed Lending B&I Guaranteed Lending Our goal is to provide one-stop access for lenders to find Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program related information such as Forms, Regulations, Training Modules, Announcements, Contact Information, as well as links to relevant websites and other information.

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14 Energy Guaranteed Lending Energy Guaranteed Lending Our goal is to provide one-stop access for lenders to find Energy Guaranteed Lending program related items such as Forms, Regulations, Training Modules, Announcements, Contact Information, as well as links to relevant websites and information. New to USDA Guaranteed Energy Lending? Rural Development offers two energy guaranteed loan programs: the Rural Energy for America Program Guaranteed Loan Program (REAP), and the Biorefinery Assistance Guaranteed Loan Program (BAP).

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16 Resources

17 Web Links USDA Rural Development Rural Business-Cooperative Service Rural Area Eligibility

18 Any Questions?

19 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA s TARGET Center at (202) (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C , or call (800) (voice) or (202) (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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