White House Rural Council Forms Fund to Invest in Rural Infrastructure, Create Jobs

On July 24, The White House Rural Council officially announced the formation of the new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund. This fund will allow private entities to invest in job-creating rural infrastructure projects nationwide. With an initial $10 billion being allocated to the fund, investments will include hospitals, schools and other educational facilities, rural water and wastewater systems, energy projects, broadband expansion, local and regional food systems, and other rural infrastructure.