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Experts Convene To Address Issues Effecting Minority And Small Businesses

MBRT Hosts Issues Facing America Luncheon for Small and Minority Businesses-Dec. 3, 2009


Helping to sustain and build minority businesses and communities to keep America competitive and a leader in world technology and innovation

Washington, DC – Over 27 million small businesses and four million minority businesses which employ 90 percent of all Americans are at risk facing a shortage of lending sources, lack of capital and access to contracts, sky rocketing healthcare costs, rising fuel prices and limited choices to sustain themselves. Many businesses are facing cut backs and layoffs in our struggling economy. These issues dramatically impact minority communities disproportionately because the lowest paid workers are least able to afford basic services. The net result is lower wage growth, reductions in hiring, capital outlay, product development and manufacturing which suppresses job creation and stifles economic growth.  America’s standard of living and quality of life is at grave risk if we do nothing.

Enter MBRT members in a proactive collective bi-partisan business coalition to engage Administration officials and policy makers and asking their representatives in Congress to put aside political posturing for the greater common good and enforce and pass meaningful public policies that sustains  “Main Street”, not Wall Street.  “Access to capital and contracts is the lifeblood of all businesses and we are being drained and seeing red”, said Roger A. Campos, President & CEO.  “CEO’s are fed up and fueled with activism to change the way business is being conducted under these economic conditions.  They are demanding more from their government and representatives in Congress.”  

MBRT is bringing together entrepreneurs, business and government leaders from around the country to unite under a common agenda and will convene a panel of experts on December 3 at its Issues Facing America Luncheon at the St. Regis hotel from 12 N to 2:30 pm in Washington, D.C. to discuss these and other important topics relating to our economic recovery such as small business and minority set-aside contracting, financial services reform, access to capital, healthcare, education and workforce development, and passing meaningful legislation impacting future generations of American’s.  Featured speakers include Daniel Heath, U.S. Executive Director International Monetary Fund, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), and House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) along with other distinguished business leaders and government officials. 

“Small businesses are central to America’s economic future.  With joblessness at an all time high, Congress should provide these job creators and entrepreneurs with every tool available to help them grow their businesses and get people back to work.  The Minority Business Round Table is a key organization that supports small business activity in this country and I look forward to working with them in the future.”....House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA)

About the Minority Business RoundTable:

The Minority Business RoundTable is the only national non-profit organization for CEOs of the nation's leading African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Native-American and other minority-owned businesses. Its members analyze and help formulate effective public policies that impact minority-owned business.  Our corporate members work to create sustainable communities and national economic viability through successful partnerships.

The Minority Business RoundTable is proud to have Glaxco Smith Kline, Equifax, the Allegis Group and Aerotek, Inc., IMPAC Real Estate Holdings, the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of the country’s leading corporations, U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency and other federal agencies, corporations and business trade groups as strategic partners.  For more information on the Minority Business RoundTable, please visit www.mbrt.net



Minority Business Roundtable
1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20006

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