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Addressing the Financing Needs of Small Businesses: A Capstone Forum Highlighting Findings from the Federal Reserve System Series

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Mon., July 12, 2010
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Board of Governors, Washington, D.C.



Addressing the Financing Needs of Small Businesses, a forum organized by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will be held July 12, 2010 at the Board's Martin Building at 20th and C Streets, N.W. in Washington, D.C.

This event will provide a platform for gathering information and perspectives to help the Federal Reserve, and other small business stakeholders, address the immediate and longer-term credit needs of small businesses. It will gather a national audience of key decision makers, including leaders from community development financial institutions, banks, small businesses and trade groups, and government agencies as panelists and participants.

The convening follows a series of more than forty regional small business meetings hosted by the Federal Reserve System's Community Affairs Offices that took place around the country and this past February. Meeting participants discussed a wide range of small business credit access issues, including private sector small business finance and examination issues, public and nonprofit sector roles, and the improved coordination between small business credit and support services providers. The forum provides an opportunity to share key findings and recommendations from this series of regional meetings and to identify ways to reduce credit gaps to ensure that creditworthy small businesses have the financing they need to grow



Key decision makers, community development financial institution leaders, banks, small business and trade groups, and government agencies.

More Links

Addressing the Financing Needs of Small Businesses: A Capstone Forum

Federal Reserve Board of Governors YouTube Channel

Small Business Administration YouTube Channel

Media is invited to this event




Addressing the Financing Needs of Small Businesses: Summary of Key Themes from the Federal Reserve System's Small Business Meeting Series

Restoring the Flow of Credit to Small Businesses, Chairman Ben Bernanke of the Federal Reserve System

Small Business Credit: Next Steps, Governor Elizabeth A. Duke of the Federal Reserve System

Strengthening the Lending Environment for America's Small Businesses, Karen G. Mills, Administrator of U.S. Small Business Administration



Deadline: July 21, 2010

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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