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Financing for Small Business Recovery: What's Next?

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Emergency lending and assistance programs—such as the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans—were critical in helping millions of small businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, small business owners and entrepreneurs are again navigating an uncertain economic landscape. To recover and drive job creation, they are looking to repair their balance sheets, repay debt, and access new financing to grow. Challenges in finding and hiring workers are compounding their recovery. Congress and the Administration are seeking additional ways that public policy can help support them.

Join the Bipartisan Policy Center for a discussion of small business financing, new efforts by the Small Business Administration to help, and what else Congress can do to support capital access and job growth for small and young companies.

Featured Participants

Keynote remarks:
Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL)
U.S. House of Representatives

Panel discussion with:
Jamal Hagler
VP of Research, American Investment Council

Chris Pilkerton
Chief Legal and Regulatory Strategy Officer, Accion Opportunity Fund

Angela McIver
President and Founder, Trapezium Math

Chris Ledesma
Senior Vice President of SBA Lending, Wells Fargo

Moderated by:
Dane Stangler
Director of Strategic Initiatives, BPC

In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.

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