JP Morgan Chase & Co. Awards AEO $1.9 Million Grant

As those of you who have been following AEO’s TILT Forward Initiative know, we have been working diligently with partners and stakeholders to develop shared industry infrastructure that meets the needs of small business owners, community organizations, lenders and investors so that the nation’s financial system works for Main Streets in every community.

Today, we are delighted to share the news that JPMorgan Chase & Co. is awarding AEO a $1.9 million grant to support the advancement of our technology-enabled platform that connects small businesses owners with Community …

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Short-Term Spending Bill Hinders Entrepreneurial Programs

After weeks of negotiations, Congress reached an agreement on several key issues and averted a Government shutdown with only two days left before the end of the fiscal year. The short-term funding measure – called a continuing resolution or “CR” – keeps FY16 spending levels in place through December 9th.

Shutting down the government is a last resort and the worst outcome from these funding disputes, but a CR also has negative ramifications for entrepreneurial programs. This year, AEO’s advocacy efforts led to impressive funding increases for …

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