Small Business Administration: Preliminary Views on Increasing Collaboration with Department of Agriculture Rural Development Offices Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Small Business Administration: Preliminary Views on Increasing Collaboration with Department of Agriculture Rural Development Offices

Creator

  • Author: United States. Government Accountability Office.
    Creator Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: United States. Government Accountability Office.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2007-11-14

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development offices share a mission of attending to underserved markets, promoting economic development, and improving the quality of life in America through the promotion of entrepreneurship and community development. In the past, these agencies have had cooperative working relationships to help manage their respective rural loan and economic development programs. At this subcommittee's request, GAO has undertaken a review of potential opportunities for SBA to seek increased collaboration and cooperation with USDA Rural Development (Rural Development), particularly given Rural Development's large and recognizable presence in rural communities. In this testimony, GAO provides preliminary views on (1) mechanisms that SBA and USDA have used to facilitate collaboration with other federal agencies and with each other; (2) the organization of SBA and USDA Rural Development field offices; and (3) the planned approach for GAO's recently initiated evaluation on collaboration between SBA and Rural Development. GAO discussed the contents of this testimony with SBA and USDA officials."

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Government accountability -- United States.
  • Keyword: business regulation and consumer protection
  • Keyword: economic development
  • Keyword: small business administration
  • Keyword: testimony

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States

Collection

  • Name: Government Accountability Office Reports
    Code: GAORT

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Rights

  • Rights License: pd

Resource Type

  • Text

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: GAO-08-278T
  • Accession or Local Control No: 118615
  • URL: http://gao.gov/products/GAO-08-278T
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc292493