This open forum will provide the platform to share information regarding community development and redevelopment issues and regulatory concerns among representatives of community groups, financial institutions, and government. We will have a presentation by Judith Roussel, the U.S Small Business Administration's (SBA), Illinois district director, on the Small Business Jobs Act and its impact on SBA programs. Also, Jeremiah Boyle, Managing director economic development, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will give an overview of the Federal Reserve System's initiative titled, Addressing the Financial Needs of Small Business. The initiative seeks to address the immediate and intermediate needs of small businesses.
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