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Small Business Focus


This page brings together data, Atlanta Fed initiatives, and research related to small business issues. Our interest in small business focuses on three related issues:

  • The role of small business in job creation
  • The role of small business in local economic development
  • The role of the banking system in small business financing

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Small Businesses Likelier to Receive Financing, Says Q1 Survey

 

Where Do Young Firms Get Financing?

The number of small firms that received all or most of the credit they requested grew 20 percentage points from first-quarter 2013 to first-quarter 2014. See the results of the Atlanta Fed's Small Business Survey.

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Young firms are likelier than older firms to contribute to job growth, but less likely to get financing. So where do they turn? This macroblog post, with highlights of the first-quarter 2014 Small Business Survey, offers some clues.

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