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Head of SBA Southeast Presents 2016 State of the Region Address

Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Advisory Number: 
MA 16-6
Contact: 
lola.kress@sba.gov
Regional Administrator Cassius F. Butts Presents the Address

On Tuesday, February 23rd, Cassius F. Butts, Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will present the 2016 SBA State of the Region Address at the Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center at Morehouse College. The Address will also be available via live stream.

Administrator Butts will highlight the record-breaking accomplishments for small business and the SBA for this past year; including the $5.5 billion in SBA-backed lending we witnessed in the Southeast Region alone.  The address will present successes and new data from Region IV of the SBA: Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

“Morehouse is delighted to have one of its very own, Cassius F. Butts, return home to deliver the SBA State of the Region Address.  Since his appointment by President Barack Obama, Cassius has led multiple record breaking years for SBA lending in Region IV,” said Morehouse President Dr. John Silvanus Wilson. 

A dialogue Ensuring Entrepreneurship in the New Economy will follow the Address.  Award-winning journalist  Monica Pearson will moderate a diverse conversation featuring Ambassador Andrew Young, Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr., President of Morehouse College, Ed Baker, Executive in Residence, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, and Lara O'Connor Hodgson, CEO, NOWAccount.

WHO:       Cassius F. Butts, Regional Administrator / U.S. Small Business Administration

WHEN:    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 / 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST

WHERE:  Morehouse College / Ray Charles Performing Arts Center / 900 West End Ave SW / Atlanta, GA 30310

Livestreamed: http://bit.ly/1RIWjLO

Interested media for pre-event and on-site interviews, please coordinate with lola.kress@sba.gov. Credentials for Press on the Morehouse Campus are administered through Cathy.Tyler@morehouse.edu.