Office of Advocacy

Advocacy is an independent voice for small business within the federal government, the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the source of small business statistics. Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, the federal agencies, the federal courts and state policy makers. 
 
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Office Spotlight

Minority-Owned Businesses Make a Significant Economic Contribution

The recently released Minority Business Ownership: Data from the 2012 Survey of Business Owners has shown minority-owned businesses to be resilient in the face of the Great Recession and a key asset to the economy. While minority entrepreneurship has increased, minority-owned businesses still have lower sales and employ fewer people than nonminority businesses on average.