Today, The Latino Coalition, a leading advocate for Latino-owned, small and mid-sized businesses, applauds the confirmation of Maria Contreras-Sweet as the head of the Small Business Administration.  TLC Chairman and Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Hector Barreto, made the following statement:

“We congratulate Maria Contreras-Sweet on her confirmation and are confident that her firsthand knowledge of running a small business makes her extremely well-qualified and poised to be an effective US Small Business Administrator,” Barreto said.  “Maria’s vision and leadership will help the future prosperity and economic well-being of this nation and TLC looks forward to working with her and the agency to expand opportunity for small business, the backbone of our economy.”

ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies relevant to Latinos.  TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico.  Established to address policy issues that directly affect the well being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC’s agenda is to develop initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance overall business, economic and social development for Latinos.

SOURCE The Latino Coalition

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