WASHINGTON – Ahead of a newly announced proclamation by President Biden to celebrate American workers, products and services in recognition of Made in America Week, SBA officials and members of the small business community participated in a series of engagements for the SBA’s “Build America, Buy American Month of Action.” From op-eds and interviews in local media outlets to in-person and virtual events, SBA Regional Administrators touted the Biden-Harris Administration’s delivery on its commitments to America’s small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups and the opportunities created for small manufacturers and contractors through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
As the federal agency dedicated to advancing the American dream of starting and growing a business, the SBA is uniquely positioned to create the environment to let our entrepreneurs do what they do best - power our nation’s economy, advance a vision of a future Made in America, and help them do business with the world’s largest buyer of goods and services, the U.S. government.
Working with sister agencies, like the Department of Transportation (DOT), the SBA is also helping to lower barriers of access to capital for small disadvantaged businesses interested in pursuing the type of government contracting opportunities BIL will create.
Signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as BIL), delivers historic investments in our transportation, water, energy, and communications systems – to help build America’s next great economy with small businesses leading the way. Across the country, billions of dollars have been allocated in funding with projects already announced.
See below for a round-up of the local coverage:
SBA's Regional Administrators Underscored BIL Benefits That Will Flow to Small Businesses Across the Country.
- Huntsville Business Journal (Alabama) | Regional Administrator to recognize North Alabama small business for “Made in America” mission
- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Small Business area chief visits Pine Bluff
- Fontana Herald News (California)| Manufacturing companies have helped bring about economic recovery in United States
- KOA Radio (Colorado) | Interview with SBA's Aikta Marcoulier to discuss the 'Build American, Buy American' initiative.
- Coastal Point (Delaware) | SBA: Celebrate independent American manufacturing
- Kiowa County Signal (Kansas) | Help for small businesses is available to contract project allocations
- Detroit News (Michigan) | SBA officials promote green energy, manufacturing in visit to Detroit company
- Joplin Globe (Missouri) | Vercie Lark: Small businesses can position themselves for federal project contracts
- Billings Gazette (Montana) | President and the SBA targets small manufacturers during Build American, Buy American month of action
- Down to Business podcast (New Hampshire) | Interview with SBA's Mike Vlacich on small business resources.
- ROI-NJ (New Jersey) | Small business recovery does not end with pandemic aid
- Patch (New York) | Build America by Buying American
- Williston Herald (North Dakota) | SBA focusing on small manufacturers for Build American, Buy American month
- Clermont-Sun (Ohio) | President Biden and the U.S. Small Business Administration: Strengthening Buy America in Ohio
- News-Review (Oregon) | Guest column: Build America, buy American to help small businesses
- Vermont Biz | Made In America: Celebrating our nation’s entrepreneurial spirit on Independence Day
- Northwest Asian Weekly (Washington state) | Local AAPI business owners get face time with SBA Chief Guzman
- Fayette Tribune (West Virginia) | Celebrate independent American manufacturing
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