TAMPA, Fla., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and member of President Obama's Cabinet will visit a small business in Tampa alongside Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and tour Port Tampa Bay to discuss borderless marketplace opportunities for small enterprises in the Tampa Bay area.
Trade is a substantial driver of Florida's economy. Exports from Florida helped contribute to the $2.23 trillion of U.S. goods and services exports in 2015. A total of 61,489 companies exported from Florida locations in 2013. 95.3% of those companies were small and medium-sized enterprises with fewer than 500 employees.
Monday, July 18, 2016
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Small Business Exporting Roundtable with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
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. www.sba.gov