Finance

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Availability of Capital in Rural America: Problems and Options

This report examines impact of changing financial markets on rural capital availability.

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Small Business Rural Banks: Assessing and Strengthening the Link

This research report focuses on issue of loaning credit to small enterprises.

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Business Finance as a Tool for Development (book)

This book provides insight into successful development finance strategies, focusing on Linked deposit programs, loan guarantee and loan insurance programs, and business and industrial development corporations.

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Draft Report on Financial service Industries in Rural Areas

Draft report seeks to analyze effect of technological innovation and deregulation on financial services industries in rural areas.

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The Impact of Deregulation on Rural Commercial Credit Availability in Four New England States: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications

Report highlights the role of Local commercial banks as an important source of capital for small businesses within their local service areas.

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The Rural Disadvantage: Growing Income Disparities Between Rural and Urban Areas

This paper demonstrates a widening income gap between rural residents and urban residents.

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Working Below The Poverty Line: The Growing Problem of Low Earnings in Rural and Urban Areas and the Regions across the United States

This report examines how the earnings of American workers changed from 1970-1990

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Measuring the Cost and Accomplishments of Capital Subsidies: The Case of Rural UDAG Grants

Document provides background into nature of Urban Development Action Grant Program (UDAG), differentiated from other programs in that the grants require letters of commitment from the developer and at least 2.5 dollars of private investment for every dollar of UDAG funds.

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How Family Farms Deal with Unexpected Financial Stress (final report)

This paper's purpose is to facilitate effective decision making by individual farm families, non-farm persons in rural communities, and local to national public policy makers as they considered their responses to the unexpected farm financial reversals of the 1980s.

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Community Development Organizations and Research: What Works and Why?

This paper seeks to improve general understanding of how some local and regional nonprofit, public interest organizations successfully use research to inform their rural development strategies.