Advocacy Seeks Small Business Input at a Regulatory Reform Roundtable and a NAFTA Outreach meeting in Detroit

Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
Release Number: 
18-09
Contact: 
Emily Theroux

 

Advocacy Seeks Small Business Input at a Regulatory Reform Roundtable and a NAFTA Outreach meeting in Detroit

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, March 13th, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable at 8:30 a.m. and a NAFTA Modernization Outreach meeting at 1:30 p.m. in a suburb of Detroit for small business owners to attend and give input. Both events will be located in the Woodward Ballroom at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Southfield, 28100 Franklin Road, Southfield, MI 48034.

 

  1. Regulatory Reform Roundtable - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

The purpose of this event is to gain valuable insight into which specific federal regulatory burdens present the biggest barriers to small business growth. With these recommendations, Advocacy can better assist federal agencies in complying with President Trump’s directives to reduce burdensome regulations. Additionally, information compiled from this roundtable and others will help Advocacy generate a new report informing Congress and the public of the top regulatory issues for small businesses.  

 

This event is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-office-of-advocacy-regional-regulatory-roundtable-detroit-mi-tickets-43639719576

 

  1. NAFTA Modernization Outreach Meeting - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Office of Advocacy is writing a report for Congress on the views of small business on the potential economic effects of a renegotiated NAFTA. In order for this outreach effort to be successful, we need small business participation. This will be an opportunity for small business leaders to educate Advocacy and federal agencies through first-hand accounts of how they have been impacted by NAFTA.

 

This event is open to the public, but closed to the press. If you would like to attend, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-advocacy-nafta-modernization-outreach-meeting-detroit-mi-tickets-43639913155.

 

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Created by Congress in 1976, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government.  Appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the Chief Counsel for Advocacy directs the office.  The Chief Counsel advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers.  Economic research, policy analyses, and small business outreach help identify issues of concern.  Regional Advocates and an office in Washington, DC, support the Chief Counsel’s efforts.  For more information on the Office of Advocacy, visit www.sba.gov/advocacy, or call (202) 205-6533.