For Release: March 28, 2011
Contact: Patrick Morris (202) 205-6941
Caitlin Cain Appointed Region VI Advocate
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Caitlin Cain is the new Regional Advocate for the Office of Advocacy’s Region VI, covering the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. She will be the Office of Advocacy’s direct link to small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, trade associations, and small business organizations in these five states. Cain will be based in New Orleans, La.
“In her extensive economic development work throughout southeast Louisiana, Caitlin Cain has helped develop robust communities where businesses and residents thrive, said Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant. “Caitlin’s dynamic, creative, and entrepreneurial personality has yielded results in the form of economic development, business growth, and job generation.”
“Entrepreneurs and small businesses often serve as catalysts in community revitalization efforts by creating jobs and opportunities that fuel economic growth, said Cain. As Region VI’s advocate, I look forward to helping small businesses grow and reinvest in our communities.”
Cain is both an urban planner and an economic development professional. Most recently, she operated her own company which specialized in strategic planning and complex project management. From 2003 to 2010 she served as the economic development director of the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission, where she attracted public and private investment in the region and guided the revitalization of infrastructure, neighborhoods, and commercial areas. Cain received a master of urban planning degree from the University of Michigan and her bachelor’s from the University of Toronto.
For more information contact Michael Landweber, senior advisor and director of regional affairs, at (202) 205-6945, or visit the Office of Advocacy website at www.sba.gov/advocacy.
The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent voice for small business within the federal government. The presidentially appointed Chief Counsel for Advocacy advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers. For more information, visit www.sba.gov/advocacy, or call (202) 205-6533.