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Small-firm credit markets, SBA-guaranteed lending, and economic performance in low-income areas

Ben Craig, William E. Jackson and James Thomson

No 601, Working Papers (Old Series) from Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Abstract: SBA guaranteed-lending programs are one of many government-sponsored market interventions aimed at promoting small business. The rationale for providing SBA loan guarantees is often based on the argument that they reduce credit rationing in low-income markets for small business loans. In this paper we empirically test whether SBA-guaranteed lending has a greater impact on economic performance in low-income markets. Using local labor market employment rates as our measure of economic> performance, we find evidence consistent with this proposition. In particular, we find a positive and significant correlation between the average annual level of employment in a local market and the level of SBA-guaranteed lending in that local market. And the intensity of this correlation is relatively larger in low-income markets. Indeed, one interpretation of our results is that this correlation is positive and significant only in low-income markets. This result has important implications for public policy in general and SBA-guaranteed lending in particular.

Keywords: small business finance; Small Business Administration; Government-sponsored enterprises (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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