By Jason Rigoli, Principal at The White Oak Group

The ongoing economic situation, coupled with the ongoing instability in the financial markets has created a difficult financial situation for many businesses. Since the beginning of the recession, businesses looking for investors, seeking loans, or otherwise searching to raise capital have been stonewalled by recovering financial organizations that have been hesitant to invest in businesses.

The economy, housing market, and job market are still nowhere near the levels previously seen prior to the recession, but the economy is seeing some significant progress and the tides are changing.

Although the recession has lent itself to a continued conservative atmosphere in lending and investing, there is money available to businesses looking to raise capital. In fact, at the ACG National Capital Strategic Growth Conference (March 16 and 17), there will be a large number of sponsoring organizations simply looking for start-up and growing businesses in hot markets to invest in.

With a large base of start-up organizations in a wide range of fast-growth markets and industries, including: government contracting, biotechnology, Internet, new media, telecommunications, and information technology, the Washington, D.C. metro area is primed for investment and continued economic growth.

ACG National Capital’s Strategic Growth Conference provides an incredible opportunity for networking with business leaders driving the region’s fastest growing companies, as well as organizations looking to invest in the next big enterprise. For additional information, or to register to attend, click here.

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