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Beth Goldberg

District Director
Beth Goldberg

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) appointed Beth Goldberg District Director of the New York District Office on January 26, 2015. Ms. Goldberg joined SBA after more than 30 years as an accomplished entrepreneur and an executive leader with invaluable experience in both the private and government sectors.

In her role as District Director, Ms. Goldberg oversees the delivery and efficiency of SBA’s programs and services to 1.6 million small businesses employing 5 million people with an annual payroll of $330 billion—this is the largest of all SBA’s 68 geographically-distributed District Offices across the country. In FY 2017, for the first time ever, Ms. Goldberg guided the New York District past $1 billion in SBA lending. This marked a 15 percent increase in dollar volume over the previous year, and a 37 percent increase in the number of loans during the same time. Also during this time period, the New York SBA office guaranteed more small business loans than any other SBA District in the country.

Before joining the federal government, Ms. Goldberg ran Auric Ventures, Ltd., a boutique consulting firm that provided strategic planning services to international, national and local organizations, facilitating the relationship between corporate America and government.

Prior, Ms. Goldberg served as Director of Finance and Development and later as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). Ms. Goldberg participated in the structuring of several billions of dollars of commercial and industrial development, including real estate, leveraged buy-outs, and mergers and acquisitions. During her tenure at BEDC, the President of the Borough of Brooklyn, the Mayor of the City of New York and the Governor of the State of New York all looked to Ms. Goldberg for her expertise and leadership on economic development matters.

Because of her diverse experience in finance and economic development, Ms. Goldberg has been called upon by U.S. and foreign-based organizations to assess and evaluate economic incentive and investment programs. She has served on the Board of Directors of various non-profit organizations.

Ms. Goldberg earned a Master’s of Science in Social Work, with a specialization in Industrial Social Welfare from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science with a dual major in Psychology and Political Science from Brooklyn College.

The daughter of trade magazine publishers, Ms. Goldberg is married and has two children.