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Joseph Amato, District Director

Joseph Amato

Joseph Amato was appointed District Director for the SBA’s Nevada District Office in August of 2017.  A former executive and business leader with over 30 years of experience in small business development and commercial lending, Amato oversees the delivery of Small Business Administration services in Nevada from the SBA’s Las Vegas District Office, and Reno area office.

A New York area native, Joe Amato previously served as Executive Director of a Small Business Development Center, portfolio manager of a Community Development Corporation, and has worked in a variety of SBA lending and outreach programs. A successful entrepreneur, he started a small business which he later sold to a major financial institution. Amato has been recognized as SBA Financial Services Advocate of the Year for his outstanding work assisting small businesses.   

As the Small Business Administration’s Nevada District Director, Joe serves as champion for the state’s entrepreneurs,  and is focused on increasing the utilization of SBA services across Nevada.   He can be reached at or at (702) 388-6019.