Press Release
New York Fed to Host Forum for Puerto Rico Small Business Owners
January 28, 2013

As part of its commitment to small businesses in the Second District, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will cosponsor a three-part series aimed at educating and supporting the small business community in Puerto Rico.

The series begins Thursday, January 31, with a forum focusing on small business financing on the Island. Federal and local government agencies will also be in attendance to provide one-on-one assistance to business owners. The next event is scheduled for the spring, and will focus on government procurement opportunities. A summer forum, meanwhile, is designed for small businesses that are interested in exporting  to international markets.  

This series is cosponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the U.S. Virgin Islands/Puerto Rico district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. These forums build on the New York Fed’s previous initiatives on the Island, and are consistent with the Bank’s efforts to better understand and assist small businesses in the Second District.

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Winter Forum Agenda pdf   


Event Details
Access to Capital for Small Business Forum
Thursday, January 31, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. AST

University of Puerto Rico (Carolina Campus)
Carretera 887 Bo San Anton
Carolina, Puerto Rico 00984-4800


Media Contacts:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Angelique Adjutant
787-766-5570
angelique.adjutant@sba.gov

New York Fed 
Kevin Sajdak
212-720-6143
kevin.sajdak@ny.frb.org
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