The SBA Administrator


Maria Contreras-Sweet became the 24th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet on April 7, 2014. She is a successful business executive, entrepreneur, and state cabinet official. Throughout her career, she has been a champion of diversity, access to capital and equal opportunity for all Americans.

Blogs by the Administrator

  • November 23, 2016
    If you own or operate one of the millions of independently-owned restaurants and bars that are the job creators and pillars of our nation’s Main Streets and neighborhoods, invite your neighbors... Read More
  • October 13, 2016
    Small businesses need investors, and investors need small businesses. These are facts of life in the business world. And just like the chicken and the egg, you can’t have one without the other... Read More
  • August 26, 2016
    It was almost 100 years ago, on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was ratified and women in America won the right to vote. As history (or her story) tells us, this... Read More

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