Small Business, Entrepreneurship,
and Economic Recovery
A Focus on Job Creation and Economic Stabilization

October 26-27, 2010

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Supported by
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Community and Economic Development
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Labor, Education, and Health Policy Center
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


This conference will stimulate dialogue between and among scholars, policy makers and practitioners around an extremely important issue facing communities throughout the country—economic recovery. Through paper presentations and policy roundtables, conference participants will explore the most recent research on small business and entrepreneurship, including: necessary conditions (and obstacles) to reignite hiring; the link between business creation and job growth; access to financial resources and disparities among small businesses; potential jobs/workforce mismatches and the role of small business and entrepreneurship in neighborhood stabilization efforts. The conference will be structured to gain a better understanding of the implications of various existing, new and proposed policies related to small business and entrepreneurship, including new and/or expanding Small Business Administration (SBA) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) programs.

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