Definition: Access to Capital is an environment where credit is accessible and priced appropriately to allow entrepreneurs the opportunity to start, grow and expand business, and to create jobs.
Challenges/Issues: Small businesses employ more than half of the private sector workforce. New job creation from small businesses should be the backbone of our city's economy and the heart of our city's future. Access to capital has been and continues to be a key impediment to growth of current businesses and the start-up of new businesses.
4Tucson Goal: To become one of the top tier financial centers in the southwest where Tucsonans of every demographic have the opportunity to access capital.