Economic development (71 - 80 of 115 items)
SBA's Certified Lenders Program Falls Short of Expectations
RCED-83-99: Published: Jun 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1983.
GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) efforts to streamline its loan delivery system by involving private lenders in the credit check process through the Certified Lenders Program (CLP). GAO also commented on whether SBA experience under the CLP warranted further delegation of authority to lenders under the Preferred Lenders Program (PLP).GAO stated that SBA...
SBA's 7(a) Loan Guarantee Program: An Assessment of Its Role in the Financial Market
RCED-83-96: Published: Apr 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1983.
GAO reviewed the role of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 7(a) Loan Guarantee Program in assisting small businesses.GAO sent questionnaires to lenders participating in the program to determine what role the SBA guarantee plays in their small business lending practices. GAO found that the SBA guarantee is an important factor in a bank's decision to lend to new businesses and businesses wit...
Chrysler Corporation's Testing of Automobiles Provided by the Honda Motor Company, Ltd., of Japan
RED-76-32: Published: Oct 10, 1975. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Trucking Industry Unemployment
118735: Jun 23, 1982
In response to a congressional request, GAO testified on the effects of regulatory reform on unemployment in the trucking industry. The Motor Carrier Act substantially reduced Government control of trucking. The Act was designed to make entrance into the industry easier for new firms and stimulate price competition. A GAO analysis indicated that: (1) poor economic conditions, not regulatory reform...
Additional Efforts Are Needed To Minimize Lease Guarantee Losses
CED-82-57: Published: Apr 6, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1982.
GAO evaluated the Small Business Administration's (SBA) efforts to minimize losses of lease guarantee defaults.GAO found that, for the majority of default cases, lease guarantee losses are minimized through re-rentals or settlements. However, the SBA efforts to manage some lease guarantee defaults have not been adequate to assure that its losses are minimized. SBA standard operating procedures req...
The Small Business Administration's Economic Opportunity Loan Program
116828: Oct 27, 1981
GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Economic Opportunity Loan Program. At the time of the review, the Program was one of several SBA programs to help socially or economically disadvantaged people create and develop small businesses. Established with a difficult mission, the Program funded businesses that could not get assistance from other SBA programs or from the private sector...
SBA's Progress in Implementing the Public Law 95-507 Surety Bond Waiver Provision and the 8(a) Pilot Program
116389: Sep 22, 1981
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has published proposed rules and regulations for surety bond waivers. The surety bond waiver provision called for a 2-year pilot effort to help certain small businesses obtain contracts even if they could not obtain the necessary bonding. For a qualified small business, SBA has the authority to waive any amount of any bond otherwise required on any governmen...
The Small Business Administration's 8(a) Pilot Program
116444: Sep 21, 1981
GAO commented on a bill that would extend the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Pilot Program for an additional 18 months. In an earlier testimony, GAO pointed out that the program had not been successful, and it concluded that the success of the program depended on the ability of SBA to have information available on the qualifications of 8(a) firms. SBA needs to know enough about procure...
Need To Determine Whether Existing Federal Programs Can Meet the Needs of Women Entrepreneurs
CED-81-90: Published: Apr 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the actions taken by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise to promote women entrepreneurs and to suggest ways to improve such activities.The SBA and the Interagency Committee have not given enough attention to using existing SBA and other Federal resources to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs. Their attention has been...
The SBA 8(a) Procurement Program--A Promise Unfulfilled
CED-81-55: Published: Apr 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1981.
The 8(a) Procurement Program of the Small Business Administration (SBA) is designed to channel noncompetitive federal contracts to disadvantaged small businesses to help them to become self-sufficient. The program also provides management, technical, marketing, and financial aid. A review was made of the program's implementation.The program has had some benefits: the formation of many disadvantage...