Key Findings from the Evaluation of the Small Business Administration's Loan and Investment Programs

Research Report

Key Findings from the Evaluation of the Small Business Administration's Loan and Investment Programs

Abstract

This report synthesizes the findings, conclusions, and policy recommendations derived from six reports generated by our evaluation of SBA's 7(a) Loan Guaranty, CDC 504 Loan, MicroLoan, and SBIC programs. The various studies were conducted to address three key research questions of particular interest to SBA and its constituents: 1) Does SBA assistance help the firms that receive it? 2) To what extent does SBA assistance serve its market? 3) Do SBA programs duplicate or overlap with other public sector programs?

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