Small Business Access to Credit The Little Engine that Could: If Banks Helped

Alan Fisher

The California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) is a statewide membership 

organization of more than 300 nonprofit community-based organizations and 

public agencies including small business technical assistance providers, small 

business lenders and community development financial institutions. CRC has 

advocated for more than two decades with banks and other financial institutions for 

the needs of lower income communities and communities of color. This report is 

the fourth in an occasional series on bank lending to small businesses. 

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