Contreras-Sweet, Cabinet Member for Small Business, to Join President and First Lady for Historic Visit to Cuba

Mar 11, 2016, 18:43 ET from U.S. Small Business Administration

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will join President Obama and the First Lady when they travel to Cuba later this month. This historic visit – the first by a sitting U.S. President in nearly 90 years – is another demonstration of the Administration's commitment to chart a new course for U.S.-Cuban relations and connect U.S. and Cuban citizens through expanded travel, commerce, and access to information.

During the visit, the President and Administrator will work to build on the progress we have made toward normalization of relations with Cuba - advancing commercial and people-to-people ties that can improve the well-being of the Cuban people, and expressing support for human rights.   

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

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