Rural Matters
Rural Matters
Jun 29, 2020
Economic & Community Development (Part III) with Bette Brand, Mark Lee, and Thomas Kimsey
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In Part III of this four-part series on rural economic and community development, produced in collaboration with and supported by the Thomas USAF Group, Michelle welcomes back Thomas Kimsey, president and CEO of the Thomas USAF Group, and also chats with Bette Brand, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the Department of Agriculture since February 20, and with Mark Lee, Chief Executive Officer and President of Rhino Health Inc., the first United States manufacturer of nitrile rubber gloves about governmental and private sector collaboration in the rural economic and  development space. Through its partnership with the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Office, Thomas USAF is able to provide capital to both small and large businesses and entrepreneurs, Kimsey notes.

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