Publication Date

May 2001


IPED Technical Report: 2000-6


This study was undertaken in the spring of 2000 by the Public Policy Research Center at the University of Texas at El Paso on behalf of the El Paso Leadership and Research Council. Using input from a variety of business and community leaders over a two month period, the study was designed with the following overall objective: to assess the El Paso small business sector’s access to capital (debt, equity, and human/information) and the role of commercial banks in this process. To accomplish these objectives this study looked at multiple aspects of the current banking and lending situation in El Paso, including the role of banks and other lending institutions, as well as firms requiring services from the financial sector.