Helping Communities Attract and Retain Key Employers and Business Partners
For many rural areas, one business or industry may be the lifeblood of a small town, a force that keeps it running by employing residents, providing much-needed goods or services and sustaining the local economy.
At AgStar, we work with a large network of economic developers, banks, community and industry leaders, rural businesses and other financial institutions and individuals to develop the best funding options for local business and industry.
AgStar Rural Capital Network serves businesses and industries by providing term capital for manufacturing and non-agricultural businesses. We understand that the presence of a manufacturing plant or a thriving business can have a significant positive impact on the health and prosperity of a rural community, and we want to help communities thrive.
By working with the USDA Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans Program, we help to improve, develop or finance business and industry projects to support economic development in rural communities.
To further this effort, AgStar also invested in a Rural Business Investment Company to provide capital to small agribusinesses across rural America. It helps companies expand their market share and make acquisitions as well as assists individuals looking to capture value as part of a business succession plan.