Small Business Technical Assistance
The mission of the Community Affairs Unit of the Federal Reserve Bank of San
Francisco is to provide banks and bank holding companies with information on appropriate programs to
help them meet their community development needs. To further this mission, the Unit co-hosted, with
the California Reinvestment Committee, a series of workshops in 1998 that brought together California
small business technical assistance providers and bankers to identify ways to meet the credit needs
of small businesses in California.
Recommendations from these workshops were included in a publication titled Sustainable
Economic Development: Developing Effective Partnerships between Banks and Technical Assistance Providers.
Among the recommendations were identifying the core competencies of the nonprofit technical assistance
industry and publishing a directory of organizations providing technical assistance to small businesses
in California. To download these documents, click on the links below.
Sustainable Economic Development - Developing Effective Partnerships Between
Banks and Technical Assistance Providers
Helping Small Businesses Grow - Core Competencies of the Nonprofit Technical
Directory of Small Business Technical Assistance Providers in California
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