|Robert Boyle, CEO and Founder of Justine PETERSEN, met with Clayton Campbell, District Director of Senator Josh Hawley’s Springfield, MO office to discuss strategies to increase small business lending in rural Missouri. Senator Hawley sits on the Senate’s Small Business Committee and is committed to advancing the interests of small businesses throughout rural MO.
Robert and Clayton discussed the opportunity to ramp up SBA Community Advantage lending, in addition to the SBA microloan program and the USDA program. Also discussed, were ways to incentivize bank, philanthropic, and private investment into CDFIs (Community Development Financial Institutions), that can in turn, deploy funds to small businesses in need throughout the state of Missouri. Justine PETERSEN is excited to further explore options along with Senator Halwey’s office.