My name is Doug Kramer and I’m the Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration.
I’m honored to be here tonight as we celebrate National Small Business Week across the country. I’d like to echo Governor Snyder’s congratulations to tonight’s award winners. Looking around this room, it’s obvious that small business is alive and well here in Michigan.
Before I begin, I’d like to acknowledge the SBA’s incredible district office, including Deputy Director Connie Logan and her staff, and SBA’s Region 5 office, led by Marianne O'Brien Markowitz.