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Bill Shear, Director of Financial Markets and Community Investment Issues, GAO

The Small Business Administration has a problem with its Historically Underutilized Business Zones designation. According to a new GAO report, SBA has no way to inform businesses when they might no longer qualify as a HUBZone. Or when the zone they operate in might not longer be considered a HUBZone. For more on the report, and what SBA can do to improve, Bill Shear, director of Financial Markets and Community Investment Issues at the GAO, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: GAO , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Historically Underutilized Business Zones , HUB Zones , SBA

Monday - 02/23/2015, 10:06am EST
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Bill Shear, Government Accountability Office

The federal government celebrates Small Business Week with great fanfare. Thursday and Friday, there will be panels, speeches and award ceremonies. But on a day-to-day basis, agencies have had mixed success in helping entrepreneurs. Bill Shear, director of Financial Markets and Community Investment Issues at the Government Accountability Office, has written many reports about ways to improve federal services for small businesses. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp some of the challenges to helping small businesses.

Tags: Government Accountability Office , small business , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 09:15am EDT
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In Depth interviews - October 10

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Katherine Hammack , Jeff Miller

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 05:04pm EDT