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Obama Administration to hold Startup America: Reducing Barriers Roundtable in St. Paul

Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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Advisory Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Advisory Number: 
Sherree Stratton (612) 370-2325

Administration officials will hear from entrepreneurs on ways to
reduce barriers, encourage business growth

WASHINGTON – As part of the White House’s Startup America initiative, senior Obama Administration officials will visit the Twin Cities to meet with entrepreneurs and hear directly from them on ideas and suggestions for reducing barriers and improving regulations to build a more supportive environment for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Officials attending the St. Paul event include Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office Teresa Rae, SBA Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant, and Deputy Administrator for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Michael Fitzpatrick.

The Startup America initiative will support startups and entrepreneurs, giving them the tools and resources to grow America’s economy and win the future. Using the input from the roundtables and broader public participation, the Administration will produce a report highlighting ideas to streamline and simplify unnecessary barriers to America’s entrepreneurs and innovators.


What: Startup America: Reducing Barriers Roundtable Where: Medtronic, Inc. 8200 Coral Sea Street NE St. Paul, MN 55112 When: 9:00am-12:30pm April 6, 2011 

Entrepreneurs and small business owners interested in attending the events can learn more by emailing reducingbarriers@sba.gov.

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