Opening Up Capital Access for Underserved Small Businesses
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
, Managing Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
, Chairman and President, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Founder and Chief Strategist, ¡Onward! Estrategias
, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Harbor Bank of Maryland
, President and CEO, Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation
, Director, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Economic Development
Since the Great Recession, minority-owned small businesses, in particular, have been starved for capital. In late 2016, the Small Business Administration and the Milken Institute launched a two-year pilot initiative to identify ways to increase the flow of capital to minority-owned small businesses in Baltimore and Los Angeles. In this session, our panel will consider key questions including:
- What are some of the key issues that have surfaced and how are stakeholders trying to improve their small-business environments?
- What will it take to reopen the capital spigots and how should we define success?