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Connecticut Announces New State Director Catherine Marx

Release Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2020
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HARTFORD – The U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce that Catherine Marx has been named the new District Director for the SBA’s Connecticut District Office.  “It is truly an exciting time to join SBA; our small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and need our support now, more than ever before,” Marx said.

Mark S. Hayward, Connecticut’s Interim District Director and Rhode Island’s District Director stated “It has been an honor to serve the people of Connecticut. With Catherine, we have selected a new vibrant and aggressive leader who will promote and advocate for the interests of small businesses within the government.”

Catherine comes to the SBA from the U.S. Census Bureau, where she recently served Connecticut as a Partnership Specialist, working with business associations, community organizations and state/local governments to develop and implement strategies to encourage participation in the 2020 Census.

Prior to her role, with the U.S. Census Bureau Catherine served in various public positions, including district director in Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell’s administration and decades of service at the municipal level as an elected official and public servant. Additionally, Catherine has owned her own small business and worked in corporate finance in the financial services industry.

“Catherine’s extensive experience in the public sector at the local, state and federal level make her a perfect leader to carry out the SBA mission during this critical time,” SBA Region 1 Administrator Wendell Davis stated. “With her commitment to community and wide-ranging network of contacts, I expect Catherine to have an immediate impact on our outreach efforts in Connecticut.”

The Connecticut District Office is located at 280 Trumbull Street, Hartford, Connecticut, with a satellite office in the Brien McMahon Federal Building, Bridgeport, Connecticut. For more information visit:


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit