Economic development and small business are the drivers of the economy by creating jobs, providing goods and services, and facilitating commerce. Harnessing the economic opportunities for low-income individuals involves the availability of capital and resources to support firms that will provide goods and services and hire workers; physical and strategic connection of low-income communities to regional economic activity; and wealth creation to support commerce and community building. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco seeks to support economic and small business development in low-income communities by strengthening the availability of capital and entrepreneurial know-how to small businesses and improved connectivity to regional economic drivers.
A New Way to Talk About Small Business: The Time Has Come for a Common Language
Working Paper, 2011-02 (February 2011)
Enhancing New Markets Tax Credit Pipeline Flow: Maintaining a Continuous Deal Flow In Spite of Funding
Gaps and Market Volatility
Working Paper, 2010-06 (October 2010)
The Community Reinvestment Act and Small Business Lending in Low- and Moderate-Income Neighborhoods during the Financial Crisis
Working Paper, 2010-05 (October 2010)
Community Investments: Volume 22, Issue 2, 2010
Community Investments: Volume 22, Issue 1, 2010
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