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The Urban Economic Forum in Phoenix: Supporting Entrepreneurship in Urban Areas

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The Urban Economic Forum in Phoenix: Supporting Entrepreneurship in Urban Areas

By Marie Johns, Former Deputy Administrator
Published: April 11, 2012

This Friday, the White House Business Council and SBA are hosting a forum at Arizona State University to help Phoenix entrepreneurs get the tools they need to grow and expand -- such as SBA guaranteed loans, government contracting programs and business counseling services.  The event is the fifth in a multi-city series of Urban Economic Forums discussing the Obama administration’s commitment to small business success in America’s urban areas.

Friday’s forum will feature White House Business Council Executive Director Ari Matusiak and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton as well as distinguished panelists representing Phoenix businesses, universities, SBA and other organizations. 

To join us, tune into the forum on White House Live or follow the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #UrbanEconForum.  The event kicks off at 8:45am Mountain Time (10:45am EDT).

In the coming months, SBA and the White House are taking the Urban Economic Forum to Columbus, Detroit, Chicago and Kansas City.

What: Urban Economic Forum

Where: Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

When: Friday, April 13, from 8:45am – 5:00pm (Mountain Time).

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. 


I've watched this forum on streaming live. Definitely a good educational event. Hope SBA will come with more in the near future. Looking forward to it.

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