RBIC Program: State of the Industry and Market Update

October 15, 2015

Complimentary Webinar

As an investment program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) program provides innovative small businesses in rural America with access to the capital they need to grow and create jobs. Hear how the program works, why fund managers choose to participate in the program, why commercial banks, farm credit institutions and other institutions choose to invest in these funds and what opportunities it may present for your business.

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  • Matt McKenna, Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary, USDA
  • Barry Wides, Deputy Comptroller for Community Affairs, OCC
  • Steve Dauphin, Meritus Kirchner Capital
  • Grady Vanderhoofven, Meritus Kirchner Capital
  • Jan Bouten, Partner, Innova
  • Andrew Jacob CFA, Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer, CoBank
  • Dave Dornbirer, VP, Public/Private Partnerships, CoBank
  • Vickie Tassan, Director of Community Investment, E-Trade
  • Mark Kromkowski, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP (Moderator)
  • Bryan Bylica, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP


  • Overview of the RBIC Program
  • What attracted our panelists’ companies to the RBIC Program
  • Which businesses and fund managers are eligible within the RBIC Program
  • Common misconceptions
  • Differences between the SBIC and RBIC programs

Who Should Attend

  • Commercial Banks
  • Farm Credit System Institutions
  • Fund Managers interested in learning more about the RBIC Program.