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February 1, 2017
"We feel a lot of the major banks are not loaning to small businesses, especially women businesses, and a lot of them are intimidated by the MWBE process of how to become certified and those that do become certified have problems getting loans from major banks," said Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman to Tristram Coffin, Board Chair of the NYS (CD71) Community Development Financial Institution Coalition at a joint public hearing on the 2017-2018 Executive Budget Proposal and its impact on Economic Development.