Hector Barreto Statement on Nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as Head of Small Business Administration

Jan 15, 2014, 16:00 ET from The Latino Coalition

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Latino Coalition Chairman and Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Hector Barreto, made the following statement regarding the nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as the head of the Small Business Administration.

"Small business is a vital component to the lasting health of our nation's economy," Barreto said.  "We commend the President's decision to finally nominate someone to lead the Small Business Administration in this critical time.  Maria Contreras-Sweet will be a positive addition to an agency that is fundamental to small business.  Her corporate, government and small business banking experience will serve to cultivate and sustain new business opportunities and renew growth among the engine of our economy."

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SOURCE The Latino Coalition