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Kansas City Urban Economic Forum: Learn about Resources to Help you Start & Grow Your Small Business

By Marie Johns, Former Deputy Administrator
Published: May 3, 2012 Updated: July 29, 2016


This Tuesday, SBA and the White House Business Council will host the Urban Economic Forum in Kansas City, MO designed to connect urban entrepreneurs and business owners to local and national business resources and networks they need to start, grow and create jobs.

The Kansas City Urban Economic Forum is the sixth of a multi-city series with upcoming forums in Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan. 

Speakers for this forum include:

·         Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

·         Ari Matusiak, Executive Director, White House Business Council, White House

·         Honorable Sly James, Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri

·         Honorable Joe Reardon, Mayor, Kansas City, Kansas

·         Daryl Williams, CEO, Urban Entrepreneurship Partnership, Kauffman Foundation

To join us, tune into the forum on White House Live or follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #UrbanEconForum.  The event kicks off at 8:45am CDT.


·         What: Urban Economic Forum

·         Where: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO

·         When: Tuesday, May 8 at 8:45am (CDT)

·         Watch: White House Live or Twitter (use hashtag #UrbanEconForum)


About the Author:

Marie Johns

Former Deputy Administrator

Marie Johns is a former Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. 


We attended this conference and it was very insightful and I am persoally looking forward to the next one.

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