RuralWorks Aims To Boost Rural Economies, Climate-Smart Agriculture, Local Food Systems

Businesses in rural communities typically fall under the radar of growth-equity investors. “Traditional sources of venture capital don’t go to these markets,” says Melissa Obegi, president of impact investor Conduit Capital, U.S. “They often stick with a more tried-and-true footprint.” That’s why RuralWorks Partners was formed. Launched last year by Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Community Reinvestment Fund, USA and […]

RuralWorks Partners Announces Inaugural RuralWorks Impact Fund to Invest in Growth Stage Rural Businesses

MINNEAPOLIS & MIDDLEBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RuralWorks Partners, LLC (RuralWorks), a USDA-licensed Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC), today announced the launch of its inaugural fund, RuralWorks Impact Partners 1, L.P. which will back emerging growth stage businesses operating in rural communities in the United States that advance sustainable and regenerative agriculture, forest products, waste stream upcycling, the […]

RuralWorks selected as a finalist for the Grunin Prize

We are thrilled and honored that RuralWorks and Conduit Capital have been selected as a Grunin Prize finalist for the RuralWorks joint venture between Conduit Capital and Community Reinvestment Fund, USA. We are so proud that our very own Terry Farley, COO of RuralWorks and Melissa Obegi, President of Conduit Capital were recognized for their important contributions […]

Community Reinvestment Fund, USA and Conduit Capital Partner to Help Rural Small Business Communities

New partnership focused on providing access to capital and business services in rural communities to increase economic mobility, generate community wealth and build a more equitable and resilient rural economy. MINNEAPOLIS & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) – a national non-profit organization with a mission to improve lives and strengthen communities through innovative financial solutions […]