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State Small Business Credit Initiative: Lessons for Federal and State Programs to Support Business Capital Needs
October 13, 2016
Different types of programs are needed to meet the wide spectrum of business capital gaps. The states have learned a lot of lessons over the past few years in which programs meet which gaps. That’s a key takeaway that CREC and its partners at the U.S. Treasury Department and Cromwell Schmisseur learned from a new […]
The State Economic Development Performance Indicators White Paper
October 12, 2016
Given states’ pressures to demonstrate economic development investment impact, The State Economic Development Performance Indicators White Paper, recently published by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and Smart Incentives, examines commonly used indicators and provides guidance to improve and expand evaluation efforts. Developed from the Business Incentives Initiative conducted by CREC and Pew Charitable […]
CREC Report to be Featured at Center for American Progress Event
October 7, 2016
The report that CREC completed for the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) will be featured at the “Entrepreneurship for All” event at the Center for American Progress on October 13, 2016. You can find out more information and register for the event here.
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