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How Can the Financial System Better Serve Main Street?

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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Small businesses and entrepreneurs have provided two-thirds of all net new jobs since the Great Recession and remain vital to economic growth and innovation. On the morning of President Trump’s State of the Union address, the Bipartisan Policy Center is holding an event where small business owners, members of Congress, and government and financial experts will discuss how to make sure Main Street succeeds as an engine of American economic growth and job creation.

On January 30 BPC hosted an event, How can the Financial System Better Serve Main Street? Small business owners participated with their stories about starting their businesses and the financial hurdles they face. Emerging fintech industry, post-crisis financial regulation, and data gaps in the small business lending space were also topics of discussison.


Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Ranking Member, Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)
Vice Chair, House Small Business Committee

Paul Greig
Former Chairman and CEO of FirstMerit Corporation

Karen Mills
Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

Olympia Snowe
Former U.S. Senator from Maine
Former Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Mark Walsh
Angel Investor and Venture Capitalist, Ruxton Ventures, LLC

Additional insights from:

Eric Dinger
CEO and Co-Founder, Powderhook

Shayla Adams-Stafford
CEO and Founder, RemixEducation


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