LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Maggie Harlow of Louisville, Kentucky, a Transworld Business Advisors franchisee, was a delegate to the White House Friday, May 25. She was one of 45 Louisville business people who met with Ari Matusiak, executive director of the White House Business Council; Mark Doms, chief economist, U.S. Department of Commerce; and other Obama administration officials to discuss economic competitiveness, job creation and innovation.
Harlow said there was a lot of general discussion of policies regarding alternative energy, education, healthcare, tax policy, bank regulation and technology – some of it simply debate about policy, but some real discussions as well.
"I wasn't sure what to expect from the afternoon. I was surprised by the depth of information we received, the willingness of the speakers to hear dissenting voices among attendees and the amount of policy and programs that are going on behind the scenes," she said. "While at times the White House and 'politics as usual' seem disinterested in our views and disconnected from our realities, this program helped us see the wide variety of efforts that are happening concurrently among administration leaders."
The Business Leaders' Briefing was sponsored by the White House Business Council/Business Forward, a group founded by large companies such as Ford, Microsoft and Time Warner. Harlow joined Louisville bankers, attorneys, small-business entrepreneurs and Louisville-based corporate leaders for the one-day event.
As one of the original franchisees for TRANSWORLD, Harlow said she was intentional about representing the interests of other U.S. TRANSWORLD owners who make up the world's largest business brokerage. "This was an opportunity to not only offer my businesses' perspectives and challenges, but also to speak for my franchise colleagues," she said.
"It was exciting to learn about pro-business and start-up efforts taking place in the technology sector, as well as about the effort to loosen some of the more restrictive regulations on banks, which will make funding of small business easier. While we don't all share the same political views, it was refreshing to know we all agree business startups and support are the way out of many of our economic woes."
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SOURCE Transworld Business Advisors