Thursday, December 03, 2009

Treasury, SBA Submit Small Business Financing Forum Report to the President

Today, as a follow-up to the Nov. 18 Small Business Financing Forum, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] issued a report to President Barack Obama, summarizing the policy ideas and recommendations discussed. Last month's forum brought together small-business owners, lenders, regulators and policymakers for an open discussion focused on the best ideas for providing the support that small businesses need to continue to drive economic recovery.

The report is aimed at continuing this important dialogue going forward -- including President Obama's Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth tomorrow, during which SBA Administrator Karen Mills and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner [pictured] will be leading a session, "Paving the Road for Small Business Job Growth."

For more information regarding Recovery Act-related small-business funding policy, check out the following resources:
* Small Business Financing Forum Report to the President
* Small Business and Community Lending Initiatve
* Fact Sheet: Unlocking Credit for Small Businesses
* Q&A for Small Business Owners

SOURCES:, U.S. Department of the Treasury

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