TOMORROW: SBA Administrator Visits Manufacturing Plant in Baltimore to Highlight Agency’s Efforts to Equip Small Businesses and Revive Underserved Communities
Following State of the Union Address, Administrator Guzman, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. Will Discuss Supply Chain Resiliency and the SBA’s Community Navigators Pilot Program
WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will visit a small manufacturing plant in Baltimore to highlight the positive impact of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act and other Biden-Harris Administration policies have had on America’s local economies.
Administrator Guzman and Associate Administrator of the Office for Entrepreneurial Development, Mark Madrid, will join the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. for a visit. The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. is one of 51 Hubs within the SBA’s Community Navigator Program – an American Rescue Plan initiative designed to reduce barriers faced by underserved entrepreneurs when attempting to access programs needed to recover from an economic crisis or to start and grow their business. The program provides $100 million in funding to the Hub organizations to work with community groups (spokes) to improve access to government resources.
Administrator Guzman will highlight significant policy achievements made by the Biden-Harris Administration in its first year, including the American Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Thanks in large part to these programs and more, entrepreneurship has rebounded, and American small businesses will soon have access to new contracting opportunities to help rebuild our nation’s infrastructure, move goods faster to market, and strengthen our supply chains.
This visit marks the Administrator’s third official visit to Baltimore, MD. In her first year in office, Administrator Guzman has visited 26 states and U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico, and over 41 cities.
Media is invited to join the tour of the manufacturing facility but must RSVP by 9:00 a.m. ET, Wednesday, March 2nd for credentialing.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Made in BMore Clothing EMAGE Center 2132 W. North Avenue Baltimore, MD 2121
Isabella Casillas Guzman, U.S. Small Business Administration
Mark Madrid, U.S. Small Business Administration
Ron Busby, President, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.
Rasheed Aziz, Owner, EMAGE Center
Debra Keller Greene, Chair, Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce
Kendrick Tilghman, President, Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce
Scott Phillips, President, N Scott Phillips Consulting, Inc.
The SBA is highlighting the positive economic impact of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, and the Infrastructure and Jobs Act and they benefit small businesses.
MEDIA RSVP: Please RSVP to SBA Press Secretary Christina Carr at
Christina.Carr@sba.gov with the reporter’s name and press outlet. Space is limited, so
early responses are recommended.