Small Business Lending in Minority Neighborhoods in Massachusetts, 2007-2016

March 20, 2018

In its nineteenth report on small business lending patterns, the Massachusetts Community & Banking Council (MCBC) provides an analysis of small business lending trends in minority neighborhoods in Massachusetts from 2007 to 2016 with comparisons to lending trends in majority white neighborhoods and with comparisons to local demographic characteristics. The primary goal of this report is to contribute to improved credit flows to small businesses across Massachusetts, particularly in minority neighborhoods, by presenting a careful description of small business lending trends. The report was prepared for MCBC by Stuart Ryan of BankMaps LLC.