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SBA Ignite Tour Blazes Across the Country

SBA Administrator to visit more than 60 Cities
Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Release Number: 
17-44 S. FL
Contact: 
Carol Wilkerson 202-205-8520
WASHINGTON, D.C.Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, today announced the SBA Ignite Tour—a national outreach campaign aimed at fueling small businesses with tools and resources to grow their companies and create more American jobs. McMahon will tour more than 60 cities in two years.
 
Throughout the tour McMahon will be listening to entrepreneurs, small business owners and community leaders about tax reform, regulation and access to capital; educating small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs about SBA products and services that can help them succeed; advocating for small business and being the VOICE of small business in Washington, D.C.; and encouraging small businesses to continue driving economic growth by creating jobs and helping the economy thrive.
 
“The mission of the SBA is to help small businesses grow, create jobs and help our economy thrive. Over the next two years, I will literally be on the move,” McMahon said.  “I want to get to know small business owners and entrepreneurs across America and learn about the obstacles they face while growing a business. I also want to encourage entrepreneurs to tap into SBA resources for start-up and growth solutions.”
 
“We were pleased to host Mrs. McMahon during her first official field visit as the Administrator in April,” said South Florida District Director Francisco “Pancho” Marrero. “I’m sure the scheduled cities are equally excited to showcase their respective small business successes and learn more about her vision for the SBA.”
 
The Ignite Tour will be in Salt Lake City on June 21. Additional cities this summer include:
 
Pittsburgh
Puerto Rico
Seattle
Portland
Anchorage
Detroit
Milwaukee
 
Please join the conversation at #SBAIgniteTour
 
About the Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. www.sba.gov.
 
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