The Securities and Exchange Commission today delivered a report to Congress on the 39th Annual Small Business Forum.
The 2020 Forum highlighted challenges and success stories from startups to small cap companies across the country and featured discussions about women-owned, minority-owned, and rural businesses and their investors, as well as the potential paths for the next generation of publicly-listed companies. Video archives of the keynote addresses and spotlight discussions are available online.
The report provides a summary of the Forum proceedings, including the recommendations developed by participants for changes needed to the capital raising framework, and the Commission’s responses to the recommendations. The report seeks to incorporate the passion conveyed by the talented and thoughtful speakers and participants who spoke openly and candidly about their successes and challenges in capital formation, as well as ways that the framework could be updated to enable a more inclusive capital formation ecosystem.
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