OTHER RESEARCH

OTHER RESEARCH

NCG has devoted a great deal of our research to two additional topic areas within the broader scope of small business financing and sustainability — public banking and securities. 

PUBLIC BANKS

A public bank is owned and operated on behalf of the general public, in contrast to private banks, which are owned by private shareholders and serve only their interests. Public banking takes many forms, and around 40% of banks worldwide operate under some form of public ownership. We believe that non-profit-owned public banks play a critical role in nurturing small businesses and local communities.

SECURITIES

Securities regulations generally make it difficult for small businesses to raise capital. We advocate for changes to securities regulations that would allow small and mid-size businesses access to more of the fundraising pathways and other resources currently reserved for large corporations.
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