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FRIDAY: Obama Cabinet Member to visit St. Francisville and New Orleans, Louisiana as part of Main Street Road Tour

Advisory Date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Advisory Number: 
Terry Sutherland, (202) 205-6919
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to visit local officials, small businesses and walking tour of cities

WASHINGTON Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration will visit St. Francisville and New Orleans, Louisiana on Friday, July 8th as part of her five-day Delta Region Main Street Road Tour which will take her to five states and 10 cities. Her final stop on the tour will be New Orleans.

While in St. Francisville, Contreras-Sweet will meet with Mayor Billy D’Aquilla and local officials at the Birdman Coffee Shop.  She will then tour the city with the mayor and visit small businesses. 

After her visit to St. Francisville, Contreras-Sweet will depart on the final leg of her five-day bus Main Street Road Tour, for New Orleans, to arrive that afternoon where she will meet with city officials to tour parts of the city and meet with small businesses.


 SBA Administrator visit to St. Francisville and New Orleans, Louisiana  

WHEN: July 8, 2016 (9:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

St. Francisville, La.

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.  (5695 Commerce St., St. Francisville, La.)

  • Meet with Mayor D’Aquilla and local officials at Birdman Coffee Shop.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. (Starting point – Magnolia Café, 5689 Commerce St, St. Francisville, La.)

  • Walking tour and small business visits with Mayor D’Aquilla.

New Orleans, La.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (High Hat Cafe - 4500 Freret St., New Orleans, La.)

  • Small Business Walking Tour of  Freret Street with city officials.

3 -4 p.m. (Roux Carre - 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, La.)

  • Small Business Walking Tour of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. with city officials.

Sophia Kim,, (202) 427-7841Friday, July 8 by 8 a.m.

To learn more about the Main Street Road Tour visit --


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

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.