USDA Rural Development Hosts Public Private Partnership Meeting, September 22 & 23 – Free of Charge

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 in Agriculture, CBED, News, USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development









The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural 
Development is hosting a Public Private Partnership Meeting. The focus 
of this two-day meeting will be on public-private partnerships for rural 

  • The morning of Day One will focus on Lender’s Training. This will be 
a discussion of Rural Development opportunities for lenders.

  • The afternoon of Day One and all of Day Two, some of the topics to be 
discussed are:
    • Financing Projects in Rural America – Lender/Capital Market Experience with Bob Pennington, Managing Director, Raymond James.
    • Rural Healthcare Trends, Reform and State Outlook – Diana Shaw, Executive Director, Lanaʻi Community Health Center. Feasibility Study, Ross Manson, Principal, Eide Bailly.
    • USDA Rural Development Hawaii State Director and guests will be 
introduced to kick off the event.

Exhibitor booths are available for lenders/funders or other 
organizations as space allows. They are free of charge but space is limited. Please let us know right away if you would like a booth.

Registration is required. Attached are the public private 
partnership flyer, hotel information & registration form. The registration deadline is September 18th, so register today to save 
your spot for this free meeting. Please return the completed registration 
form to

If you have any questions, please contact: Robin Pulkkinen | Community 
Programs Director, Rural Development – Hawaii/Western Pacific Region,, phone 808-933-8317, fax 855-878-2460