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The SBA Administrator


Maria Contreras-Sweet became the 24th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet on April 7, 2014. She is a successful business executive, entrepreneur, and state cabinet official. Throughout her career, she has been a champion of diversity, access to capital and equal opportunity for all Americans.

Blogs by the Administrator


  • July 15, 2014
    It has been an exhilarating first 100 days on the job. When I was sworn in as SBA Administrator in April, I promised to “get more loans into the hands of entrepreneurs who reflect the diversity... Read More
  • May 09, 2014
    This week, America’s celebrates the difference-makers in our economy as we kickoff National Small Business Week today at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. You can watch the live stream of... Read More
  • May 09, 2014
    One month ago, I took my oath and was given the opportunity of a lifetime to be a champion for America’s small businesses. In my first public statement after my swearing-in, I talked about my... Read More

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