FHLBank San Francisco to Hold Panel Discussion on Best Practices for Expanding Small Businesses and Training for Quality Jobs

Las Vegas is one of five West Coast cities that will share $40 million in grants

Media Advisory for Las Vegas on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Mar 07, 2016, 14:56 ET from FHLBank San Francisco

LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following announcement is from the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco:


  • Steven Horsford, R&R Partners
  • Tony Sanchez, NV Energy
  • D. Taylor, UNITE Here
  • Frank Woodbeck, NSHE
  • Virginia Valentine, Nevada Resort Association
  • John Guedry, Nevada State Bank
  • Lisa Hagerman, DBL Funding
  • Andres Ramirez, Ramirez Group
  • Mark Rowland, DTP Ventures
  • Karl Bell, Invest Detroit


The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) will announce a new job development and small business financing initiative. This initiative will direct $40 million to fund innovative programs to enhance the income and wealth-building potential of working families and help generate future homebuyers in underserved communities in the Bank's three-state district of Arizona, California, and Nevada.

The Bank is holding a series of roundtable discussions in five cities - Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco. Regional workforce development and small business financing experts will discuss best practices for preparing local residents for the jobs of today and tomorrow.  The Las Vegas discussion will be divided into two panels, one on job training and the second on the expansion of small businesses.  Following the series of discussions, Greg Nelson, an Aspen Institute Fellow, will write a report summarizing the findings, which will be used to shape the Bank's RFP process for awarding grants.


LV Culinary Institute- 710 W Lake Mead Blvd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030


11:45 am - 12:45 pm:

Lunch (Media Invited)

1:00 pm - 1:05 pm:

Welcome and Program Overview  

1:05 pm - 1:10 pm

Aspen Institute

1:10 pm - 1:25 pm:

Q&A from Media

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm:

Panel 1 – Quality Job Growth

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm:

Panel 2 – Business Expansion Financing

4:45 pm - 4:55 pm

Closing Remarks – FHLBank San Francisco

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


6:00 pm

Event Concludes

MEDIA CONTACT:  Michael K. Frisby, 202-625-4328, mike@frisbyassociates.com 
Limited Public Seating Available: Call 702-743-9613 for tickets


SOURCE FHLBank San Francisco