Michelle discusses the importance of rural economic development and USDA’s loan programs with two experts in the field: Thomas Kimsey, President & CEO of Thomas USAF and past President of the National Rural Lenders’ Roundtable and Bill Broydrick of Broydrick & Associates, lobbyist for the National Rural Lenders’ Roundtable. Kimsey clarifies the various USDA loan programs that can be utilized by rural businesses, healthcare clinics and local government. Broydrick discusses the importance of nursing home facilities in rural communities. Kimsey also shares several significant success stories of USDA loan recipients. Broydrick elaborates on the importance of financing rural broadband. This episode is sponsored by the Thomas USAF, www.thomasusaf.com.