Alaska Small Business Lending Forum


Wednesday, May 08, 2024


9:30 am – 12:00 pm AKDT


Anchorage, AK


Jenny Glass, Senior Outreach Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


BankingCommunity Development FinanceCommunity Reinvestment ActEconomic InclusionFinancial InclusionRegional EquitySmall BusinessesU.S. Economy

In recognition of National Small Business Week, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are hosting an annual small business lending forum promoting small business credit programs that cater to the needs of small businesses in Alaska, including those in rural and tribal communities. 

Please join us in-person on Wednesday, May 8th for presentations on the state of small business in Alaska and nationally, a presentation on the Community Reinvestment Act, and panels on small business technical assistance and funding opportunities to support access to capital, especially in underserved communities. 

This event will be followed by the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Awards Ceremony. 

This event is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the FDIC, in partnership with the Alaska Small Business Administration and the Alaska Small Business Development Center.

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Fairbanks, Alaska Community Development Forum: Please consider joining us in-person in Fairbanks on Thursday, May 9 for a local community development forum. The forum aims to lift up efforts to serve Interior regions of Alaska, including Tribal and rural communities through CRA opportunities.  The event will provide a resource platform to learn about the Tribal State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program as well as facilitate networking to build stronger relationships between financial institutions, CDFIs, nonprofit community organizations, and indigenous serving organizations.