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Graph: Change in Volume of Bank Loans to Businesses, by Loan Size, 2000-2012
Resource filed under Banking, Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Apr 15, 2014

Change in Volume of Bank Loans to Businesses, by Loan Size, 2000-2012

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/change-volume-bank-loans-businesses-loan-size-2000-2012/

Since 2000, the overall volume of business lending per capita at banks has grown by 26 percent, but this expansion has entirely benefited large businesses. Small business loan volume at banks is down 14 percent and micro business loan volume is down 33 percent. Continue reading

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SBA Loans Decrease in Number, Double in Size

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/sba-loans-decrease-number-double-size/

Over the last few years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has dramatically reduced its support for smaller small businesses and shifted more of its loan guarantees to larger small businesses. Continue reading

Change in Share of Assets Devoted to Small Business Lending, 2009-2012
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Change in Share of Assets Devoted to Small Business Lending, 2009-2012

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/change-share-assets-devoted-small-business-lending-2009-2012/

As a share of their total assets, small business lending at the nation’s largest banks fell by 33% in three years. Continue reading

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Featured Resource filed under Banking | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 1 Comment | Updated on May 18, 2012

Distribution of Bank Assets by Size of Institution, 2011 vs. 2007

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/distribution-bank-assets-size-institution-2011-vs-2007/

More than three years after their reckless greed triggered the Great Recession, the nation’s biggest banks have paid almost no penalty and are bigger than ever, as these two graphs illustrate. Continue reading

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Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 3 Comments | Updated on Dec 16, 2010

What New Census Data Show about the State of Independent Retail

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/what-new-census-data-show-about-state-independent-retail/

The good news is that overall sales at independent retailers grew by about 4 percent. The bad news is that chains grew faster and independents still lost market share, falling from 31 to 28 percent of retail spending. That decline in market share, however, was considerably slower in this five-year period than the preceding 20 years. Digging deeper into the new data, we found a number of interesting trends. Continue reading