ADVISORY: Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet Joins CAP to Discuss Increasing Opportunities for American Entrepreneurs

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Washington D.C. — On Tuesday, June 10, Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, will deliver a speech at the Center for American Progress outlining her vision for ensuring that small business owners have the resources and capital needed to succeed. Her remarks will focus on access to capital for traditionally underserved communities, providing pathways to the middle class through entrepreneurship, and opening markets through exporting and supply chains. A panel discussion of experts will follow focusing on improving entrepreneurship opportunities, including for women- and minority-owned small businesses.


Welcoming remarks:
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator, Small Business Administration

Nish Acharya, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Ron Busby, President, U.S. Black Chambers Inc.
Monika Mantilla, President, Altura Capital

Jennifer Erickson, Director, Competitiveness and Economic Growth, Center for American Progress


June 10, 2014
12:00 p.m. ET – 1:30 p.m. ET

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005

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For more information, contact Katie Peters at or 202.741.6285.