Part 2: Federal Sources of Capital – Rural InvestmentSeptember 20, 2012
On July 18 and 19, 2012, I joined colleagues and leaders at the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) at the 10th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference in Washington, DC, where I delivered the Access to Capital Keynote Address, encouraging telecom leaders to reach for transformative change by embracing the cause of minority entrepreneurship in wireless and telecommunications.
Recently, the Broadband and Social Justice released part 2 in a three-part series describing one of the conferences most enlightening panels that explored sources of funding entrepreneurs might consider.
Below is an excerpt from Part 2 of the series.
Federal Sources of Capital and Opportunity for Entrepreneurs: Rural Investment
Former FCC Commissioner and Chief Administrator of the USDA Rural Utilities Service Jonathan Adelstein recently discussed the challenges business owners in rural areas face – namely gaining access to capital – at MMTC’s recent Access to Capital Conference.
Commissioner Adelstein portrayed rural America as an opportunity landscape specifically because of its demographic makeup. Due to low population density in rural areas as compared to suburban or urban areas, it is much harder for entrepreneurs to get the funding they need to provide a good or a service.
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