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General Information

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 decisionmakers, 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 began 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.

Please note that the event has ended and registration is now closed. 

Registration and Security

All invited guests should have received an email on June 28, 2010 containing a link to register with our Visitor Registration System (VRS).

On the day of the event, attendees should build sufficient time into their schedules to accommodate the Board's security screening process. For questions about the Visitor Registration System, please contact DCCA-Events@frb.gov.

Related Information

Conference Summary

July 21, 2010

Addressing the Financing Needs of Small Businesses (110 KB PDF)

Summary of Key Themes from the Federal Reserve System's Small Business Meeting Series, as included in Chairman Bernanke's Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress, July 21, 2010.

SPEECH

July 12, 2010

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

Restoring the Flow of Credit to Small Businesses

At the Federal Reserve Meeting Series: “Addressing the Financing Needs of Small Businesses,” Washington, D.C.

SPEECH

July 12, 2010

Governor Elizabeth A. Duke

Small Business Credit: Next Steps

At the Federal Reserve Meeting Series: "Addressing the Financing Needs of Small Businesses," Washington, D.C.

SPEECH

July 12, 2010

Administrator Karen Mills

Strengthening the Lending Environment for America's Small Businesses (79 KB PDF)

At the Federal Reserve Meeting Series: "Addressing the Financing Needs of Small Businesses," Washington, D.C.

SPEECH

June 30, 2010

Governor Elizabeth A. Duke

Fostering a Healthy Credit Environment

At Ohio Bankers Day, Columbus, Ohio

SPEECH

June 3, 2010

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

Brief Remarks

At the Meeting on Addressing the Financing Needs of Michigan's Small Businesses, Detroit, Michigan

PRESS RELEASE

April 19, 2010

Board begins 2010 Survey of Consumer Finances

SPEECH

March 31, 2010

Governor Elizabeth A. Duke

Restoring Credit to Communities

At the Fifty-third Annual Western Independent Bankers Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona

TESTIMONY

February 26, 2010

Governor Elizabeth A. Duke

Small business lending

Before the Committee on Financial Services and Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Last update: August 2, 2013