THIS WEEK: Obama Cabinet Member to Highlight Entrepreneurial Development in Atlanta

Jan 10, 2016, 18:29 ET from U.S. Small Business Administration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will travel to the Atlanta following President Obama's State of the Union. She will showcase SBA and Administration efforts in providing current tools and resources for investment in entrepreneurship and small businesses. 

On Thursday, January 14, Contreras-Sweet will participate in a fireside chat hosted by GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, moderated by Central Atlanta Progress President A. J. Robinson. They will discuss the role of intergovernmental collaboration in helping small businesses and city centers across America thrive.

In the afternoon, Contreras-Sweet will underscore the importance of connecting entrepreneurs to small business accelerators and incubators to foster a 21st century economy by touring TechSquare Labs, an incubator, seed fund and 25k sf of coworking and corporate innovation space.

On Friday, January 15, Contreras-Sweet will deliver opening remarks at the annual Operation Hope: HOPE Global Forums. She will speak on SBA's strong partnership with Operation HOPE to boost economic opportunities for the middle class. 

Afterwards, she will tour the King Center in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

WHO: SBA Administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet

WHAT: Media Availability   

WHEN/ WHERE:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHAT:

Fireside Chat: Mobilizing Economic Opportunity Downtown


WHO:

SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Central Atlanta Progress President A. J. Robinson.


WHERE:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building

77 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, Georgia

RSVP

3:30 p.m.

WHAT:

Tour of TechSquare Labs


WHO:

SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet


WHERE:

859 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

 

Friday, January 15, 2016

8:30 – 9 a.m.

WHAT:

Opening Remarks for Operation Hope: Global Forums


WHO:

Administrator Contreras-Sweet


WHERE:

Atlanta Marriot Marquis

264 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GE 30303

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHAT:

Tour of Martin Luther King Center


WHO:

Administrator Contreras-Sweet


WHERE:

450  Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GE 30312

HOW: Media interested in attending or setting up interview should contact Miguel Ayala at Miguel.Ayala@sba.gov or (202) 450-0148

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Contact:  Miguel Ayala  (202) 450-0148
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Advisory Number: MA16-02

 

 

SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration



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