The SBA's Plan to Boost Loans to Minority Entrepreneurs

Maria Contreras-Sweet at the White House on Jan. 15 Photograph by Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

The Small Business Administration has a size problem. To help Main Street businesses recover from the Great Recession, the agency increased the size of the loans it was willing to guarantee. That helped boost the dollar amount of loans it backstopped last year by 40 percent from 2009 levels, to $29.6 billion.

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