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The Small Business Advocate - April 2012

Rebecca Krafft

The April 2012 edition of The Small Business Advocate highlights Advocacy’s new Data Resources Webpage and provides updates on regulatory activities, economic research, and the Chief Counsel’s March listening tour of three southern states.

In This Issue

Message from the Chief Counsel

   Record of Accomplishment Supports Advocacy’s 2013 Budget Request, 3

Research Notes

   Advocacy Website Features Matrix of Small Business Data Resources, 1

   Bookmark This—The New Data Resources Page, 8

   Veterans Own Nine Percent of U.S. Businesses, Study Finds, 2

   Small Business Economy, 2011 Debuts in Online Format, 6

Regulatory News

   Consumer Financial Protection Board Kicks off First Small Business Review Panel, 4

   Small Entity Participation on RESPA/TILA Panel, 4

   Advocacy Sponsors Five Roundtables in March, 5

   Five Comment Letters Filed in First Quarter 2012, 6

Regional Update

   Chief Counsel Visits Three Southern States: Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana, 7