Advocacy’s Issue Briefs provide timely and concise information on important small business economic issues. These briefs are relevant to small business researchers, policymakers and decision leaders as well as stakeholders involved in small business advocacy and program development.
Melanie Norton is the regional communications director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region X Office in Seattle serving Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. In this role, Norton leads public affairs, media relations, digital and marketing communications for the SBA in the Pacific Northwest. She also directly supports speechwriting, public and media engagement for the regional administrator, a Presidential appointed position.