Region IV | Resources

MIAMI – Miami small business owner Moisés Montañez has been appointed to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region IV Regulatory Fairness Board by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards in all 10 of SBA’s regions represent the voice of small business on regulatory fairness issues. Each Board is comprised of five small business owners who serve as a resource and point of contact for small business owners who feel they have experienced excessive federal regulatory enforcement and compliance actions.

Regional Regulatory Fairness Board members advise the National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness, Brian Castro.  Together, The National Ombudsman and Board members host regulatory fairness hearings and outreach events nationwide where small business owners report concerns about burdensome federal regulations.

“As a veteran small business owner with years of contracting and construction experience, Mr. Montañez is uniquely positioned to understand and advocate for small businesses,” Castro said.  “As a member of the Region IV Regulatory Fairness Board, he will play a vital role in insuring that the voice of small business is heard by federal regulators, while facilitating regulatory solutions that save small business time and money.”

As a Region IV Regulatory Fairness Board member, Montañez will serve as a local resource for small businesses and will work with small business trade groups and other entities to address regional concerns about federal regulatory enforcement and compliance issues.  SBA Region IV includes Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Montañez is the founder and general manager of ALTA Home Remodeling.  Montañez has extensive experience in construction and contracting that can utilized to support local and regional regulatory issues for small business owners.  Montañez can be reached by email at moisesmontanez@bellsouth.net or by phone at 786-457-4492.

The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA), created five-member Regulatory Fairness Boards in each of SBA’s 10 regions. As representatives of their local and regional small business communities, Board members provide insights and recommendations on regulatory challenges facing the small business owners they represent – perspectives that are critical to eliminating ineffective, duplicative, or outmoded regulatory business barriers to small business success.  For more information about the Office of the National Ombudsman and the Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards, visit www.sba.gov/ombudsman.

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