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SEC Announces 2018 Government-Business Forum to Be Held at The Ohio State University


Washington D.C., Oct. 18, 2018 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it is partnering with the National Center for the Middle Market at The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business to host the SEC’s annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on Dec. 12. This annual forum provides a platform to highlight additional measures to improve small business capital formation.

“We have made it a priority to reach out to small businesses across the country,” said Chairman Jay Clayton. “Holding this event in Columbus, one of the top five best cities for entrepreneurs and startups, will give us the opportunity to hear directly from small businesses and their investors on ways to improve our regulatory system.” 

The morning session will feature a panel discussion exploring how capital formation options are working for small businesses, such as those in the Midwest.  Participants will then work in groups to formulate specific policy recommendations. Information on the panel participants and the full agenda will be announced in the coming weeks and will be available on the forum webpage.

The forum will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern Time and will be open to the public.  It will be held in the Fawcett Center on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The opening remarks and panel discussion will be webcast live.  The breakout group sessions will not be webcast but will be accessible by teleconference for those not attending in person. Anyone wishing to participate in a breakout group either in person or by teleconference must register online by Dec. 7.

Members of the public are invited to suggest recommendations or topics to be discussed at the forum by calling the SEC’s Office of Small Business Policy at (202) 551-3460.

Information on ways small businesses can raise capital is available at


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