NWBC Submits Recommendations for Assisting Women-Owned Businesses

The National Women’s Business Council has announced the submission of its annual report, containing policy and program recommendations for assisting women-owned businesses, to the White House.

Among this year's recommendations, per the NWBC:

--Explore the use of tax incentives to encourage increased lending by banks, increased funding by angel and venture investors, and increased corporate opportunities for women-owned businesses.

--Update statistics on women’s participation in the federal contracting sector.

--Continue funding for public-private partnerships, like the Women’s Business Center program, that focus specifically on women-owned small businesses.

--Encourage increased tracking of gender data by government agencies, similar to the methods recently implemented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on intellectual property applications.

--Ensure continued and full funding for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business  Owners, the only comprehensive, regularly-collected source of information on businesses across the country by gender, race, ethnicity and veteran status.

You can view the full report at the NWBC's website.

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