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Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

The SBA Administrator

MARIA CONTRERAS-SWEET

Testimony to the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

 

Seattle Field Hearing: Small Business Innovation Research Program

Thank you, Chairwoman Cantwell, for convening this hearing and for your outstanding leadership in the Senate to support America's innovators and entrepreneurs. Washington State has been a laboratory for how to create the hi-tech, high-paying jobs of the future. From software to aviation to manufacturing, the Evergreen State is showing the world what 21st century economic leadership looks like. At the SBA, we want to help create more success stories like Seattle.

Testimony to the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Chairwoman Cantwell, Ranking Member Risch and distinguished Members of this Committee, I'm delighted to have this opportunity to testify before you in my new capacity as SBA Administrator.

I want to thank Members of this Committee for all your guidance and support during my confirmation process. I have been struck by the passion and high level of policy engagement you and your staffs have displayed on critical issues affecting America's small businesses. I'm truly looking forward to working with you in the months ahead.

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