R40985 – Small Business: Access to Capital and Job Creation – 2016-08-26


Small Business: Access to Capital and Job Creation

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Author: Robert Jay Dilger, Senior Specialist in American National Government
Pages: 33

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) administers several programs to support small businesses, including loan guaranty and venture capital programs to enhance small business access to capital; contracting programs to increase small business opportunities in federal contracting; direct loan programs for businesses, homeowners, and renters to assist their recovery from natural disasters; and small business management and technical assistance training programs to assist business formation and expansion. Congressional interest in these programs has increased in recent years, primarily because assisting small business is viewed as a means to enhance economic growth. Bills: H.R. 5851, H.R. 2499, H.R. 3584, H.R. 3007, H.R. 5835, H.R. 2451, H.R. 35854, S. 1828