The Latino Coalition Salutes 50th Annual National Small Business Week

Jun 18, 2013, 14:23 ET from The Latino Coalition

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition, a leading advocate for Latino-owned, small and medium-sized businesses, salutes the 50th Annual National Small Business Week.

The Small Business Administration established National Small Business Week in 1963, and the celebration this year from June 17 – 21st will mark the first time it will feature five cities including Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.  The week will feature exciting and informative events designed to help small businesses start, grow and succeed.

"Small businesses are the economic powerhouse of this nation," said Hector Barreto, TLC's Chairman and Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2001-2006).  "As the creators of about two-thirds of net new jobs and the employers of nearly half of the private-sector workforce, small businesses face a myriad of challenges daily in everything from healthcare to capital; however, through hard work and innovation the entrepreneurial spirit navigates a dynamic market.  For that, we salute their achievements as the engine of our economy."

"National Small Business Week demonstrates a commitment to helping small businesses get ahead.  By heralding their success and contributions, and continuing to identify the tools, strategies and better practices they need to succeed, small businesses will excel in a competitive and still recovering economy," Barreto added.

ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies relevant to Latinos.  TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico.  Established to address policy issues that directly affect the well being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to develop initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance overall business, economic and social development for Latinos.  Visit

SOURCE The Latino Coalition