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Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

July 14, 2017

The SEC hosts an annual forum that focuses on the capital formation concerns of small business, which has assembled annually since 1982 pursuant to the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980. A major purpose of the Forum is to provide a platform to highlight perceived unnecessary impediments to small business capital formation and address whether they can be eliminated or reduced. Each Forum seeks to develop recommendations for government and private action to improve the environment for small business capital formation, consistent with other public policy goals, including investor protection. Participants in the Forum typically include small business leaders, investors in emerging businesses, government officials, trade association representatives, lawyers, accountants, academics and small business advocates. In recent years, the format of the Forum typically has emphasized small interactive breakout groups developing recommendations for governmental action.

2019 Forum — The Commission will host its 39th Forum in Omaha, Nebraska in August 2019. The forum will be open to the public and will be webcast live on the SEC’s webpage. A full agenda and information on the speakers will be posted here once finalized.

Members of the public are invited to suggest recommendations or topics to be discussed at the forum via email at Events_OASB@sec.gov.

Links to Prior Forum Materials — Final Reports of the SEC Government-Business Forum

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