Head of U.S. Small Business Administration visits Central Piedmont
In celebration of Small Business Week (May 2 – 5, 2022), Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, visited Central Piedmont on May 5 as part of the Biden Administration’s “Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship” national bus tour.
The national tour is taking place this week, providing Administrator Guzman with an opportunity to collaborate with SBA offices located across the country and celebrate America’s small businesses that have played a critical role in contributing to the country’s economic health.
Central Piedmont was one of nine stops on Administrator Guzman’s agenda; she previously visited San Francisco, Denver, Atlanta, Augusta (GA), Columbia and Richburg (SC), and Norfolk (VA).
During her stop in Charlotte, she:
- visited a local small business – Manolo’s Bakery on Central Ave.
- participated in a roundtable discussion with local community leaders in the Zeiss Building on Central Campus
- attended a Cinco de Mayo celebration at Camp North End
- visited the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte & Prospera USA
Administrator Guzman will conclude her tour in Raleigh on May 6, at which time she will tour the capital’s N.C. Rural Economic Development Center and recognize the N.C. Small Business Person of the Year.
For more information about the bus tour and National Small Business Week, visit www.sba.gov/NSBW.